15 March 2022
Elementis plc (ELM.L) (the "Company"), global specialty chemicals company, today announces the following changes to the Board of Directors:
Anne Hyland, Chair of the Audit Committee will retire from the Board at the Company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26 April 2022, consequently Anne will not be seeking re-election at the AGM.
Christine Soden will assume the role of Chair of the Audit Committee, effective from the AGM and will remain as Designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement. Christine is an existing member of the Audit Committee and has been deemed by the Board to have significant, recent and relevant financial experience with competence in accounting.
Dr. Geertrui (Trudy) Schoolenberg has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect and will join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Trudy will assume the role of Senior Independent Director at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2022.
Trudy has over 30 years' experience of working in the chemicals, engineering and high performance product sectors, including over 20 years with Royal Dutch Shell where she led business strategy and growth plans for Shell Chemicals. As well as strategy and growth experience, Dr Schoolenberg has strong operational knowledge, gained both during her time at Shell and thereafter at Akzo Nobel from 2013-2017 where she was Global Director SRD of Akzo Nobel Decorative Paints.
Dr Schoolenberg is a non-executive director of Accsys Technologies plc (AIM and Euronext listed), Supervisory board member of Avantium N.V.(Euronext Amsterdam SmallCap Index) and SPIE SA (Euronext Paris). Trudy previously served as non-executive director and senior independent director at Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (2012-2021), non-executive director and senior independent director of Low and Bonar plc (2013-2020) and non-executive director of not for profit, The Netherlands Petroleum Stockpiling Agency (COVA) (2011-2021).
Dr Schoolenberg has a Ph.D in Technical Physics from the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and holds a master's degree in Industrial Engineering.
Steve Good will remain as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and as a member of the Nomination Committee following the Annual General Meeting.
At the conclusion of the AGM, the membership of the Board Committees will be:
· Audit Committee: Christine Soden (Chair), Dorothee Deuring and Trudy Schoolenberg
· Remuneration Committee: Steve Good (Chair), Dorothee Deuring, John O'Higgins and Trudy Schoolenberg
· Nomination Committee: John O'Higgins (Chair), Dorothee Deuring, Steve Good, Trudy Schoolenberg and Christine Soden
John O'Higgins, Chair of Elementis, said:
"I am delighted that Trudy is joining the Elementis Board. Trudy's skills and background demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the chemicals sector, global markets, technical innovation and the ESG agenda. She has a strong international perspective and is an experienced Board member with substantial UK Plc experience.
We will greatly miss Anne's contribution and commitment to Elementis. Anne leaves with the Board's best wishes and we wish her well for the future. "
The Company confirms that there are no other matters requiring disclosure pursuant to LR 9.6.13R (1) to (6) in respect of Trudy Schoolenberg's appointment.
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