17 January 2022
RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC
Reckitt announces the appointment of Alan Stewart as Non-Executive Director
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc today announces the appointment of Alan Stewart to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee, effective February 1st, 2022.
Upon confirmation at the 2022 AGM, Alan will be appointed to the position of Remuneration Committee Chair, when it is proposed that Mary Harris will step down after over four years as Committee Chair. Mary will remain a Non-Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee. At the same time Alan will join the Nomination Committee, from which Mary will step down. This disclosure is made in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11(3).
Alan Stewart was Chief Financial Officer of Tesco PLC from 2014 to 2021 where he played a key role in the turnaround of Tesco. He led the corporate restructuring, rebuilt the balance sheet, guided Tesco back to investment grade and played a huge role in the transformation of the business. Prior to joining Tesco, Alan was CFO of Marks & Spencer Group plc from 2010 to 2014, CFO of AWAS from 2008 to 2010, Group Finance Director of WH Smith PLC from 2005 to 2008 and UK CEO and CFO of Thomas Cook Holdings from 1998 to 2003. He was previously a non-executive director of Games Workshop Group plc. Alan is currently a director of Diageo plc having been appointed in September 2014, has been a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit Committees of Diageo plc from appointment, and has been chair of the Audit Committee from January 2017.
Alan brings to the Board significant corporate finance and accounting experience from a variety of industries, including retail, banking and travel, as well as executive leadership experience within a listed company environment.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Sinclair, Chair of the Board said:
"I am delighted that Alan has agreed to join the Reckitt Board. He is an outstanding leader, with many years of listed company experience as CFO of large global companies. Alan has particular experience in consumer retail industries and will bring great insight to the Board and we welcome his appointment."
The Company confirms that there is no further information to be disclosed under the requirements of Listing Rule 9.6.13R in relation to Alan Stewart's appointment.
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Reckitt* exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege.
Reckitt is the company behind some of the world's most recognisable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more.
Every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.
We are a diverse global team of more than 43,000 colleagues. Upon the appointment of Alan Stewart, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc will have 13 directors, including 6 nationalities and 5 female directors. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions of purpose-led brands, a healthier planet and a fairer society. Find out more, or get in touch with us at www.reckitt.com.
*Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc's LEI code is 5493003JFSMOJG48V108