Chris Sinclair, Chairman

The Board of Directors

Laxman Narasimhan, CEO

Length of tenure and Experience 

Joined RB as CEO-Designate in July 2019 and was appointed as CEO on 1 September 2019.

Prior to joining RB, Laxman held various roles at PepsiCo from 2012 to 2019. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo’s Latin America, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa operations, where he ran the Company's food and beverage businesses across the regions. Prior to PepsiCo, Laxman served as a Director for McKinsey & Company and held various roles from 1993 to 2012. He was also an Advisory Board member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Centre at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Laxman holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Pune, India. He has an MA in German and International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

External Appointments

None

Commmittee Memberships

Member of the Nomination Committee

Adrian Hennah, CFO

Experience and length of tenure

Joined RB in January 2013 and was appointed CFO in February 2013.

Prior to joining RB, Adrian spent six years at Smith & Nephew plc as CFO and four years as CFO at Invensys plc. He also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. Earlier on in his career, he was with PwC (then Price Waterhouse) in both audit and consultancy, and Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank.  

Adrian has a degree in law from Cambridge University and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of RELX PLC.

Chris Sinclair, Chairman

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman in May 2018.

Chris is the former Chairman and CEO of Mattel, Inc. Previously, he served as CEO for several private-equity backed companies, including Caribiner International and Quality Food Centers (now part of The Kroger Co.).

Earlier in his career, he held various senior management positions with PepsiCo, including Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. (worldwide beverages), and CEO of PepsiCo Foods and Beverages International. He also held directorships in Foot Locker, Inc., Mattel, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc., and Perdue Farms, Inc.

He graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Kansas and has recieved an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Current external appointments

None

Committee Memberships

Chair of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee

Member of the Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics and Compliance Committee 

Andrew Bonfield

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2018 and became Chair of the Audit Committee in January 2019.

Andrew has significant financial experience across several different industries. Hebecame Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc in September 2018. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of National Grid plc from 2010-2018. Prior to this, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Cadbury plc and prior to that he spent five years as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Bristol-Myers Squibb, an American pharmaceutical company. He was Finance Director of BG Group plc from 2001 to 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of SmithKline Beecham plc from 1999 to 2000 during an 11 year period with the pharmaceuticals group.

Andrew is a chartered accountant and holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Current external appointments

Chief Financial Officer of Caterpillar Inc since September 2018.

Chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors.

Committee Memberships

Chair of Audit Committee

Member of Nomination Committee

Elane Stock

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in September 2018.  Elane’s most recent executive role was as Group President, Kimberly-Clark International where she was responsible for business operations in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.  Prior to this, Elane was Global President, Kimberly-Clark Professional with responsibility for the division selling workplace hygiene and safety products.  Earlier in her career, Elane was a partner with McKinsey and Company in the US and Ireland.  

Elane holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois and an MBA, Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Current external appointments

Independent Director of Yum! Brands, Inc.

Independent Director of Equifax Inc.

Committee Memberships

Member of Remuneration Committee.

Mary Harris

Length of tenure and Experience  

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and became Chair of the Remuneration Committee in November 2017.

Previously,Mary was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, with a particular focus on consumer and retail businesses in China, South East Asia, and Europe.

She is a graduate of the University of Oxford (MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and Harvard Business School.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of ITV plc.

Member of Supervisory Board of URW (Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield) SE.

Committee Memberships

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Member of the Nomination Committee

Mehmood Khan

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2018.

Mehmood has been CEO of Life Biosciences Inc. since 1 April 2019. He was previously Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, at PepsiCo Inc. Mehmood previously held the position of President, Global Research & Development Center at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company. He was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, serving as Consultant Endocrinologist and Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the endocrinology division.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Current external appointments

CEO of Life Biosciences Inc.

Director of CorMedix Inc.

Director of Indigo Agriculture Inc. 

 Committee Memberships

Member of the Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics and Compliance Committee.

Nicandro Durante

Length of tenure and Experience 

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in December 2013 and became the Senior Independent Director in January 2019.

Following a career working in finance in Brazil, Nicandro joined British American Tobacco plc (‘BAT’) in 1981. He had an extensive career with BAT working in the UK, Hong Kong and Brazil, including holding the positions of Regional Director for Africa and Middle East and COO before being appointed as BAT’s CEO. Nicandro retired as CEO of BAT with effect from 1 April 2019, and was appointed as Chairman of TIM Participações S.A., the Brazil-based subsidiary of Telecom Italia, on 3 April 2019.

Nicandro holds degrees in finance, economics and business administration from PUC, São Paulo.

Current external appointments 

Chairman of TIM Participações S.A

Committee Memberships

Member of Remuneration Committee

Member of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability, Ethics and Compliance Committee

Member of Nomination Committee

Pam Kirby

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015. She became the Chair of the CRSEC Committee in July 2016.

Pam served as Chairman of Scynexis Inc until June 2015. She was formerly CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corporation and held senior positions at AstraZeneca PLC and Hoffman-La Roche.

Pam is a graduate of the University of London (BSc, Pharmacology and PhD, Clinical Pharmacology).

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of DCC plc, Victrex plc and Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

Member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel N.V.

 Committee Membership

Chair of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics Committee

Member of Audit Committee

Member of Nomination Committee

Sara Mathew

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in July 2019. Sara was previously Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet. In this role, she led a transformation of the company into an innovative digital enterprise, leveraging technology to enhance both data quality and coverage.  Prior to her role as Chair and Chief Executive Officer, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer where she initiated and managed the redesign of the company’s accounting processes and controls.  Prior to her career at Dun & Bradstreet, Ms Mathew had an 18-year career at Procter & Gamble serving as CFO of the Baby Care and Paper Products businesses and Vice President of Finance in Asia. Previously, she served on the boards of Shire Pharmaceuticals, Campbell Soup Company and Avon.

Sara received her undergraduate degree from the University of Madras in Chennai, India and holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing and finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Current external appointments

Chair of the Board of Freddie Mac.

Director of State Street Corporation, member of Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, Risk Committee

Committee Memberships

Member of Audit Committee

Warren Tucker

Length of tenure and Experience

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2010.

Warren was previously a Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group plc until May 2019. He was also an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cobham plc from 2003 to 2013. Previously he was Non-Executive Chairman at Paypoint plc, and has held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc.

Warren is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc

Non-Executive Director of UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office 

Committee Memberships

Member of Audit Committee

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