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Board of Directors


Rakesh Kapoor

Rakesh joined the Board in September 2011 following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He joined RB in 1987 serving in various regional and central marketing roles. In 2001, he became SVP, Regional Director Northern Europe and was appointed EVP Category Development in 2006 with responsibility for global category management, R&D, media, market research and strategic alliances.

Member of the Nomination Committee


Adrian Bellamy

Adrian was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 1999 and became Non-Executive Chairman in May 2003. He is a Director of The Gap Inc and a Director and Chairman of Williams-Sonoma Inc. He was Chairman of The Body Shop International plc until March 2008 and was formerly Chairman and a Director of Gucci Group NV and of The Robert Mondavi Corporation.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Nomination Committee


Richard Cousins

Richard was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in October 2009. He is Chief Executive Officer of Compass Group plc, the world’s largest catering company. He was, until 2006, Chief Executive Officer of BPB plc, having held a number of positions with that company since 1990. He is a former Non-Executive Director of P&O plc and HBOS plc.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee


Nicandro Durante

Nicandro Durante was appointed to the Board of RB as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee on 1 December 2013. He has been Chief Executive Officer of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT), a FTSE100 multinational tobacco company, since March 2011. He joined BAT’s Brazilian subsidiary Souza Cruz in 1981, after three years working in finance in two Brazilian companies and built a successful finance career. In 1995 he was seconded to the BAT UK head office. In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director in Hong Kong for Greater China. In April 2002 he was appointed President of Souza Cruz in Brazil. He originally joined the Board of BAT as Chief Operating Officer in January 2008, after almost two years in the role of Regional Director for Africa & Middle East, before being appointed Chief Executive.

Member of the Nomination Committee


Peter Harf

Peter joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in December 1999 and is the Deputy Chairman. He served as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee until June 2004. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Joh. A. Benckiser SE., a privately held investment company, since 1996. He has been the Chairman of Labelux since 2008 and Chairman of the non-profit DKMS Foundation since 1991.

Member of the Nomination Committee


Adrian Hennah

Adrian joined the Company in January 2013 as Chief Financial Officer Designate, and was appointed as CFO in February 2013. He joined the Company following six years at Smith & Nephew plc, as CFO. Previously he was CFO for four years at Invensys, the international engineering company. Adrian also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. He has previously worked at PwC (then Price Waterhouse) for four years in both audit and consultancy, and also for Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank. He is a Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.


Kenneth Hydon

Kenneth was appointed a Non-Executive Director in December 2003 and Chairman of the Audit Committee in November 2006. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was the Senior Independent Director between February 2005 and November 2006. He retired as Financial Director of Vodafone Group plc in July 2005. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Pearson plc and Merlin Entertainments plc.

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



André Lacroix

André was appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2008. He became the Senior Independent Director and a member of the Nomination Committee in June 2013. He is Group Chief Executive of Inchcape plc and Chairman of Good Restaurants AG. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney, and has also held positions at Burger King (Diageo), Colgate, PepsiCo and Ernst & Young LLP.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



Judith Sprieser

Judith was appointed a Non-Executive Director in August 2003 and has been Chair of the Remuneration Committee since June 2004. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of Transora, Inc., an e-commerce software and service company and Executive Vice President (formerly Chief Financial Officer) of Sara Lee Corporation. She is a Director of Allstate Insurance Company, InterContinental Exchange, Inc., Royal Ahold NV and Experian plc.

Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee


Warren Tucker

Warren was appointed a Non-Executive Director in February 2010. He was, from 2003 until May 2013, Chief Financial Officer of Cobham plc. He is a chartered accountant and previously held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group PLC and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman (designate) of PayPoint plc.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



  • Lysol
  • Mucinex
  • Frenchs
  • Airwick
  • Nurofen
  • Vanish
  • Durex
  • Clearasil
  • Dettol
  • Cillet Bang
  • Strepsils
  • Scholl
  • Gaviscon
  • Mortein
  • Woolite
  • Veet
  • harpic
  • Calgon
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