Intertek Group announces Graham Allan to its Board as upcoming Senior Independent Director

– UK, London – Intertek Group PLC (LSE:ITRK), the leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the appointment of Graham Allan as a Non-Executive Director of Intertek with effect from 1 October 2017.

Graham Allan, who is based in Hong Kong, has served as the Group Chief Executive of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, a pan-Asian retailer and a subsidiary of Jardine Matheson, since 2013 and will step down at the end of August, having previously been the Chief Operating Officer from 2012.

Prior to joining Dairy Farm, he was President and CEO at Yum! Restaurant International and was responsible for global brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in all markets except the US and China. Since 1989, he has held various senior positions in multinational food and beverage companies with operations across the globe and has lived and worked in Australia, the US and Europe.
Graham holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne. He is also a director of Yonghui Superstores Co., Ltd in China, where Dairy Farm have a 20% stake. Graham is a Commissioner of Hero Group, an Indonesian retailer. Graham was previously a Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels Group.

Upon joining the Board, Graham Allan will become the Senior Independent Director and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Michael Wareing will be stepping down from the Board on 30 September 2017 after serving over six years as the Chair of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. Michael has played a major role as a member of the Nomination Committee bringing in two new Non-Executive Directors in Jean-Michel Valette and Gurnek Bains both appointed on 1 July 2017 and today with the appointment of Graham Allan on 1 October 2017.

Andrew Martin, who currently Chairs the Audit Committee, will now also be appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 1 October 2017.

Sir David Reid, Chairman said: “I am delighted to welcome Graham Allan to the Intertek Board. Graham brings strong management knowledge and experience of the pan-Asian market as well as international experience in consumer and retail business which will provide a strong addition to the current skills on the Intertek Board.

On behalf of Intertek, I would also like to thank Michael Wareing for his dedicated service and valuable contribution as a Director since he joined the Board in 2011.”

About Intertek

Total Quality. Assured.

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently, with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

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