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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

• Chairman of RB since May 2003, and Non-Executive Director of RB since 1999.
• Currently Chairman of Williams-Sonoma.
• Previously Chief Executive Officer of a public company, then emigrated to the USA to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a private retailer. He retired from executive management in 1995.
• Formerly a director of Gucci Group NV, The Robert Mondavi Corporation and The Gap, and Chairman of the Body Shop International plc.
 • B. Com and MBA degrees from University of South Africa.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Nomination Committee


Jaspal Bindra

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of RB in July 2014.
• Previously served 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.
• Previously worked at UBS Investment Banking and Bank of America working across Treasury Markets and Consumer Banking in India and Singapore.
 • 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.
 • 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.

• Appointed as a Non-Executive in December 2013.
 • Currently Chief Executive Officer of British American Tobacco p.l.c. (BAT). 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

Member of the Nomination Committee
Member of the Remuneration Committee

Mary Harris

• Appointed as a Non-Executive in February 2015.
• Currently a Non-Executive Director at J Sainsbury plc (and chairs their Remuneration Committee) and a Non-Executive Director at ITV plc. Also currently a member of the Supervisory Boards of Unibail-Rodamco SE, TNT Express NV and Scotch and Soda NV. Until 2011, Mary was also a member of the Advisory Board of Irdeto BV.
• Previously worked as a Partner at McKinsey & Company with a particular focus on consumer and retail businesses in China, South East Asia, and Europe.
 • 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

• Appointed CFO Designate in January 2013, and appointed as CFO in February 2013.
• He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV and Indivior PLC
• Formerly CFO of Smith & Nephew plc (6 years) and Invensys (4 years). He also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, holding a number of senior management and financial roles.
 • Previously worked at PwC (then Price Waterhouse) for four years in both audit and consultancy, and also for Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank.


Ken Hydon

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in December 2003.
• Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
 • Previously the Senior Independent Director of RB between February 2005 and November 2006.
 • Retired as Financial Director of Vodafone Group plc in July 2005 and is former Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc and Pearson plc.
• Currently a Non-Executive of Merlin Entertainments plc.

Chairman of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



Dr. Pam Kirby

• Appointed as a Non-Executive in February 2015.
• Serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of DCC plc, Victrex plc and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC.
 • Previously served as Chairman of Scynexis, Inc., and has also had Non-Executive Director appointments at Informa plc, Smith & Nephew plc, and Novo Nordisk A/S and was 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 and has held senior positions at AstraZeneca PLC and Hoffman-La Roche.
• BSc in Pharmacology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from the University of London.

Member of the Nomination Committee


André Lacroix

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of RB in October 2008. He became the Senior Independent Director in June 2013.  
• Currently Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc and holds the position of Chairman of Good Restaurants AG.
• 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

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in July 2014.
• Currently EVP of Samsung Electronics, Korea, having been appointed in 2011 and held the position of a Global CMO for four years from 2010.
 • Has held senior positions in Proctor & Gamble; Marketing Director, Cosmetics & Skincare in North East Asia and Global Marketing Director of Feminine Care and then Skin Care in the USA.
• 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


Chris Sinclair

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. • Currently the Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc.
• Previously 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. He has also held various senior management positions with PepsiCo, including Chairman and CEO of Pepsi Cola Co., and Chairman of PepsiCo International Foods and Beverages.
• 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

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

Doug Tough

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of RB in November 2014.
• Currently a director of Molson Coors Brewing Company.
• Previously the Chairman of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF). He joined IFF as an independent non-executive director in 2008 and served as both CEO and Chairman from March 2010 until September 2014. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ansell Limited and in a variety of executive positions over a 17-year period with Cadbury Schweppes Plc.

Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee


Warren Tucker

• Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of RB in February 2010.
 • Currently a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group PLC, Survitec Group Limited, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
• Previously CFO of Cobham plc, and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Paypoint plc. He has also previously held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc.
 • Chartered accountant.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nomination Committee



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