The Board of Greencore is delighted to announce the appointments of Ms. Helen Weir as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2020 and Mr. Paul Drechsler as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 May 2020.
Ms. Weir brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Board having both executive and non-executive experience. She currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Superdry plc, where she is also senior independent director and a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees, Just Eat plc, where she is audit committee chair and Cineworld where she is a member of the audit and remuneration committees.
Ms. Weir previously served as a non-executive director at SAB Miller plc and Royal Mail Holdings plc and was chief financial officer at Marks & Spencer Group plc from 2015 to 2018 and finance director at John Lewis Partnership from 2012 to 2014.
Mr. Drechsler is an experienced executive and non-executive director. He currently serves as chairman of Bibby Line Group where he also chairs its nominations committee. He is also chairman of the Advisory Board of Mentore Consulting, and London First.
Mr. Drechsler is a board member of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK), and previously served as President of CBI. He was also senior non-executive director of Essentra Plc where he was chair of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit and nominations committees, he held Board and Executive positions at ICI plc and was both chair and chief executive officer at Wates Group.
Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Gary Kennedy, Chairman of Greencore, said: “we are delighted that both Helen and Paul are joining the Board. Their individual skills, as well extensive experience and expertise will be highly beneficial to both the Board and the Group.”
There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.
Following the retirement of Mr. John Moloney at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting scheduled for today, Ms. Sly Bailey, who currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Workforce Engagement Director, will assume the role of the Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Mr. Gordon Hardie who joins the Board with effect from 1 February 2020 will also join the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee on the same day. Ms. Helen Weir will join the Audit Committee with effect from 1 February 2020.
Full details on committee membership are available here.