Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
ABF.L on London Stock Exchange
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|57||2018||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|55||2005||Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|62||1999||Finance Director, Executive Director|
|64||2018||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|64||2018||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|68||2015||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|62||2016||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Mr. Michael George Alexander McLintock has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective 11 April 2018. He was formerly chief executive of M&G, retiring in 2016, having joined the company in 1992 and being appointed chief executive in 1997. In 1999 he oversaw the sale of M&G to Prudential plc where he served as an executive director from 2000 until 2016. Previously he held roles in investment management at Morgan Grenfell and in corporate finance at Morgan Grenfell and Barings. He has in-depth knowledge of the financial sector and proven experience of growing businesses. He is a Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, the non-executive Chairman of Grosvenor Group Limited, a special advisor to Neptune Investment Management, a member of the advisory board of Bestport Private Equity Limited and a member of the Takeover Appeal Board.|
|Mr. George G. Weston serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. George was appointed to the board in 1999 and took up his current appointment as Chief Executive in April 2005. In his former roles at Associated British Foods, he was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Limited (Australia). He is a non-executive director of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.|
|Mr. John George Bason serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. John was appointed as Finance Director in May 1999. He has extensive international business experience and an in-depth knowledge of the industry. He was previously the finance director of Bunzl plc and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is the Senior Independent Director of Compass Group PLC and chairman of the charity FareShare.|
|Mrs. Emma Adamo serves as Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Emma was appointed a director in December 2011. She was educated at Stanford University and INSEAD in France. She is a director of Wittington Investments Limited and of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada.|
|Mr. Graham Denis Allan is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Graham was appointed a director in September 2018. Graham was formerly the Group Chief Executive of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a pan-Asian retailer and a subsidiary of Jardine Matheson, until August 2017 after serving for five years with the Group. Prior to joining Dairy Farm, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Yum! Restaurants International and was responsible for global brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in all markets except the US and China. Since 1989, Graham has held various senior positions in multinational food and beverage companies with operations across the globe and has lived and worked in Australia, Asia, the US and Europe. He is the Senior Independent Director of Intertek Group plc and a board member of IKANO Pte Ltd.|
|Ms. Ruth Cairnie serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ruth was appointed a director in May 2014. She has extensive overseas experience including international marketing and supply chain management. Ruth was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell plc. This role followed a number of senior international roles within Shell, including Vice President of their Global Commercial Fuels business. She is a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc and ContourGlobal plc.|
|Dr. Wolfhart G. Hauser serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Wolfhart was appointed a director in January 2015. Starting his career with various research activities, he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He was chief executive of Intertek Group plc for ten years until he retired from that role and the board in May 2015. He was previously chief executive officer and president of TUV Suddeutschland AG for four years and chief executive officer of TUV Product Services for ten years. He is executive chairman of FirstGroup plc and Senior Independent Director of RELX PLC.|
|Mr. Richard Reid serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard was appointed a director in April 2016. He was formerly a partner at KPMG LLP, having joined the firm in 1980. From 2008, Richard served as London Chairman at KPMG until he retired from that role and KPMG in September 2015. Previously, Richard was KPMG’s UK chairman of the High Growth Markets group and chairman of the firm’s Consumer and Industrial Markets group. He is chairman of National Heart and Lung Institute Foundation, deputy chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, a Trustee of the Eden Project and a senior advisor to Bank of China UK.|
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