– UK, Maidenhead – The Rank Group Plc announces the appointment of Susan Hooper to the board of Rank with effect from 1 September 2015 as a non-executive director. She will also serve on Rank’s remuneration and nominations committees.
Susan Hooper, 55, was managing director of British Gas Residential Services, leading the service and repair, central heating installations, electrical services, and Dyno-Rod business units until October 2014. Susan joined British Gas from the Acromas Group where she was chief executive of the travel division, responsible for Saga Holidays, Hotels, Cruises, the AA Travel division and Titan Travel. Previously, she held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
She was a non-executive director of Whitbread PLC from 2011 to 2014 and has held several other non-executive directorships, including at Courtaulds Textiles, Royal & Sun Alliance, Transcom, First Choice and S.C Johnson.
Rank also announces that Shaa Wasmund has informed the board that she will not be seeking re-election as a director at our forthcoming annual general meeting on 15 October 2015.
Ian Burke, Rank’s chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Susan to the Rank board. Her extensive experience gained within large consumer-facing businesses combined with her broad commercial non-executive experience will further strengthen our board.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Shaa for her contribution to Rank. Shaa’s experience in digital media has been invaluable to the board since she joined in 2012 and we wish her all the best for the future.”
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