Croda International announces Jez Maiden to Board as upcoming Group Finance Director

– UK – Croda International Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Jez Maiden as Group Finance Director. Jez will join Croda early in the New Year and will succeed Sean Christie who announced in June that he would step down from the role in 2015 after nine years. Sean will leave the Company at the end of April 2015.

Jez joins from National Express Group PLC where he has been Group Finance Director since 2008. In addition to his previous position as Group Finance Director at Northern Foods, Jez has been Chief Financial Officer at British Vita plc as well as Group Finance Director at Hickson International plc, both listed speciality chemical companies. He has also served since 2007 as a Non Executive Director of Synthomer plc, a FTSE 250 speciality chemical company, including as Chair of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director.

Martin Flower, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jez to the Croda board. He has an exceptional track record as a Group Finance Director and has had extensive experience working across the speciality chemical sector. He will be a valuable addition to our senior team and we look forward to working with him.

On behalf of the board and all my Croda colleagues, I would like to thank Sean Christie for the outstanding contribution he has made to Croda over the last nine years. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

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