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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 Bellamy has served as a Non-Executive Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser since May 2003, having served four years as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Bellamy was born in England, educated in Southern Rhodesia and graduated from University of South Africa with B. Com and MBA degrees. Following an early career in finance, Mr Bellamy moved into retail in the late 1960s. After seven years as Chief Executive Officer of a public company, he emigrated to the USA to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a private retailer. In 1995, he retired from executive management. Mr. Bellamy was formerly a director of Gucci Group NV, The Robert Mondavi Corporation and The Gap, and Chairman of the Body Shop International plc. He is currently Chairman of Williams-Sonoma.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Nomination Committee


Jaspal Bindra

Jaspal was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee on 1 July 2014. Jaspal was, until May 2015, serving as Group Executive Director to the Board of Standard Chartered PLC, following appointment in January 2010. He joined Standard Chartered in 1998 and has held senior positions in the Group such as Global Head of Client Relationship for Wholesale Bank. Before joining Standard Chartered, Jaspal was with UBS Investment Banking. He began his career with Bank of America in 1984 and worked with them across Treasury Markets and Consumer Banking in India and Singapore.

He sits on the Board of Governors of XLRI Business School, a member of the City of London Advisory Council for India and is a Board Director of US-India Business Council. Jaspal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Member of the Audit 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 having 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
Member of the Remuneration 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.

Peter has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Joh. A. Benckiser SE., a privately held investment company, since 1996. He has also been Chairman of Labelux since 2008 and Chairman of the non-profit Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Tubingen, Germany, since 1991. He also serves as a board member of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc., D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. and is a director of Coty Inc.

Member of the Nomination Committee


Mary Harris

Mary was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee in February 2015.

Mary has been Non-Executive Director at J Sainsbury plc since 2007, and currently chairs the Remuneration Committee. She is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of Unibail-Rodamco SE, TNT Express NV and Scotch and Soda NV. In 2014, she was appointed a Non-Executive Director at ITV plc. Until 2011, Mary was also a member of the Advisory Board of Irdeto BV.

Mary has previously worked as a Partner at McKinsey & Company with a particular focus on consumer and retail businesses in China, South East Asia, and Europe. Mary will bring to the Board a top-level strategic outlook, with international and consumer focus. 

She is also a graduate of the University of Oxford (MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and from Harvard Business School, where she graduated with an MBA.

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 Pearson plc and is currently a Non-Executive of Merlin Entertainments plc.

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



Dr. Pamela Kirby

Pam was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee in February 2015.

Pam serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of DCC plc, Victrex plc and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC. Until June 2015, she served as Chairman of Scynexis, Inc., and has also had long-standing Non-Executive Director appointments at Informa plc and at Smith & Nephew plc. She has also previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Novo Nordisk A/S and as a member of the Advisory Board of law firm Simmonds and Simmonds.

During her executive career she held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Quintiles Transnational Corporation. Additionally, she has held senior positions at AstraZeneca PLC and Hoffman-La Roche.
Pam has a BSc in Pharmacology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of London. Her exceptional understanding of both commerce and healthcare make her a valuable addition to our Board.

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.

In May 2015, he became the Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc and he also holds the position of Chairman of Good Restaurants AG. He was previously Group Chief Executive of Inchcape plc, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.C.A, and has also held positions at Burger King International (previously part of Diageo), Colgate, PepsiCo and Ernst & Young LLP.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



Sue Shim

Sue was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee on 1 July 2014.

Sue is currently EVP of Samsung Electronics, Korea, having been appointed in 2011 and held the position of a Global CMO for four years from 2010. She has extensive consumer goods’ experience in a range of product categories and cultures, and has held senior positions in Proctor & Gamble. During her tenure at P&G, Sue served as Marketing Director, Cosmetics & Skincare in North East Asia and Global Marketing Director of Feminine Care and then Skin Care in the USA.

Sue attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2006 and is a class of 2015 Global MPA candidate at New York University and University College London.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee


Christopher A. Sinclair

Chris was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee in February 2015. Chris is currently the Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc., where he has served on the Board since 1996.

Chris has also served as Executive Chairman of Scandent Holdings, Executive Chairman of Cambridge Solutions Ltd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caribiner International, and President and Chief Executive Officer at Quality Foods Centers, Inc. Earlier in his career, Chris held various senior management positions with PepsiCo, including Chairman and CEO of Pepsi Cola Co., and Chairman of PepsiCo International Foods and Beverages, which gave him the platform to showcase his strong global branding skills.

Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Member of the Nomination Committee


Judith Sprieser

Judy 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.

Judy has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Northwestern University.

Chair of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee


Doug Tough

Doug was appointed to the Board of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees on 1 November 2014.

Doug was, until 1 December 2014, the Chairman of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances used in a wide array of consumer products. He joined IFF as an independent non-executive director in 2008 and served as both CEO and Chairman from March 2010 until September 2014. Between 2004 and 2010 Doug served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ansell Limited, a global leader in healthcare barrier protection. Prior to Ansell, Doug served in a variety of executive positions over a 17-year period with Cadbury Schweppes Plc, a major food and beverage company. Doug is also currently a director of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a multi-national beverage company.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



Warren Tucker

Warren was appointed a Non-Executive Director in February 2010. He was, until May 2013, Chief Financial Officer of Cobham plc, and until May 2015, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Paypoint plc. He is a chartered accountant and has previously held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group PLC.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



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