People: Smith & Nephew PLC (SN.L)
24 Jun 2019
Mr. Robin Anthony David Freestone is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 11 April 2019. He is a Member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee in September 2015 and Chair of the Audit Committee in April 2017. Robin will succeed Ian Barlow as Senior Independent Director following the AGM on 11 April 2019 and join the Nomination & Governance Committee. Career and experience Robin graduated with a BA in Economics from The University of Manchester and later qualified and commenced his career as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte. He has held a number of senior financial positions throughout his career, including at ICI plc, Henkel Ltd and at Amersham plc. Robin was the Deputy CFO and then later the CFO of Pearson plc between 2006 and August 2015, where he was heavily involved with the transformation and diversification of Pearson. He was previously NED at eChem Ltd, Chair of the 100 Group and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cable & Wireless Communications plc. Robin is NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at Capri Holdings Ltd, (formerly Michael Kors Holdings Ltd). Robin became Chair of the ICAEW Corporate Governance Committee in 2017 and is currently a NED and Chair of the Audit Committee at MoneySupermarket.com plc. Robin will be appointed as Chair of their Board with effect from the conclusion of its Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2019. Skills and competencies Robin has been a well-regarded FTSE 100 CFO who has not only been heavily involved with transformation and diversification, but also the healthcare industry at Amersham, where his acquisition experience is of value to Smith & Nephew as it continues to grow globally and in different markets. He brings financial expertise and insight as Chair of the Audit Committee and an understanding of how to attract and retain talent in a global business as a member of the Remuneration Committee.
|Total Annual Compensation, GBP||89,500|
|Restricted Stock Award, GBP||--|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, GBP||--|
|All Other, GBP||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, GBP||89,500|