Lingwood is to succeed Dougal as Audit Committee chair in September and will step down from the board in November. Dougal has been non-executive director of Creston since 2006.
Lingwood joins the board on 1 July, and following Creston’s AGM in September, will become senior independent director in addition to his Audit Committee chairman role. His previous roles also include group financial controller at Unigate, the former listed food distribution company.
Richard Huntingford, non-executive chairman of Creston, said: "Nigel has an impressive public company track record and I know his wealth of financial management, acquisition and international experience will prove invaluable to the group.
"I would also like to add my huge thanks to Andrew, on behalf of the company and its shareholders, for the major contribution that he has made to the development of the group during his time on the board. He has been a continual source of sound advice and guidance and has fulfilled his role as Audit Committee chair with great diligence. We wish Andrew all the best for the future."
In its most recent results for the six months to 30 September 2014, Creston, which also owns Fever and Red Door Communications, reported a five per cent rise in half-year revenue to £37.3m.