The Board of Directors

Investors

Rakesh Kapoor, CEO

Experience and length of tenure

Joined the Board in September 2011 following his appointment as CEO of the Company. Rakesh joined RB in 1987 and served in various regional and central marketing roles. He was appointed EVP Category Development in 2006 with responsibility for global category management, R&D, media, market research and strategic alliances. 

Rakesh has an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Chemical Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Member of the Nomination Committee

Adrian Bellamy, Chairman

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in 1999 and Non-Executive Chairman in May 2003. Adrian was formerly Chairman of The Body Shop International plc. Other previous directorships include The Gap Inc, Gucci Group NV and The Robert Mondavi Corporation.

Adrian earned his Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Leadership degrees from the University of South Africa.

Current external appointments 

Chairman of Williams-Sonoma Inc, River Island, Total Wine & More and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Action Nederland BV.

Chair of Nomination Committee, Member of Remuneration Committee

Nicandro Durante

Experience and length of tenure

Joined the Board of RB in December 2013. Following a career working in finance in Brazil, Nicandro joined British American Tobacco plc (‘BAT’) in 1981. He has 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 to his current role of CEO. Nicandro holds degrees in finance, economics and business administration from PUC, Sao Paulo.

Current external appointments 

Chief Executive Officer of BAT since March 2011

Member of Remuneration Committee

Mary Harris

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015. Mary was formerly 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 and J Sainsbury plc. Member of Supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco SE.

Member of Audit 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. Adrian also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. His earlier career 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 Group plc and RELX NV. 

Ken Hydon

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed a Non-Executive Director in December 2003 and Chair of the Audit Committee in November 2006. Senior Independent Director between February 2005 and November 2006. Ken’s experience in finance and business includes working in the electronics, retail, consumer products and healthcare sectors. 

Ken was formerly CFO of Vodafone Group plc and a former Non-Executive Director of Tesco plc and Pearson plc. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments plc.

Chair of Audit Committee and member of Nomination Committee

Pam Kirby

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. 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, Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc and AkzoNobel N.V.

Member of Audit Committee

André Lacroix

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed a Non-Executive Director of RB in October 2008. André became the Senior Independent Director in June 2013. He was CEO of Inchcape plc from 2006 until March 2015. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.C.A., President of Burger King International, previously part of Diageo, and also held positions at Colgate, PepsiCo and Ernst & Young LLP. 

He is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

Current external appointments

Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc and Chairman of Good Restaurants AG.

 

Member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee  

Chris Sinclair

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015. Chris was previously Executive Chairman of Scandent Holdings, Executive Chairman of Cambridge Solutions Ltd, Chairman and CEO of Caribiner International, and President and CEO at Quality Foods Centers, Inc.

Earlier in his career, he held various senior management positions with PepsiCo, including Chairman and CEO of Pepsi Cola Co., and Chairman of PepsiCo International Foods and Beverages. Chris is a graduate of the University of Kansas (Business Administration) and the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Current external appointments

Chairman and CEO of Mattel, Inc.

Member of Remuneration Committee

Judy Sprieser

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in August 2003 and has been Chair of the Remuneration Committee since June 2004. Judy was previously Director and Vice Chairman at Royal Ahold NV, CEO of Transora Inc. and Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation and CFO of Sara Lee’s Food Group. Judy has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Northwestern University.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and Director of Allstate Corporation and InterContinental Exchange Inc.

Chair of Remuneration Committee and member of Nomination Committee

Warren Tucker

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2010. Warren was previously a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Paypoint plc until May 2015. He was Chief Financial Officer of Cobham plc from 2003 to 2013 and previously held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc.

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

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group PLC, Survitec Limited and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Member of Audit Committee

Investor inquirers: 

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