Reckitt Benckiser announces Jeremy Darroch to join its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Slough –  Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LON: RKT) today announces the appointment of Jeremy Darroch to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective 1st November 2022.

“I am delighted that Jeremy has agreed to join the Reckitt Board. He is an outstanding leader, with considerable expertise in the consumer retail environment built up over a successful career at some of the UK’s most high-profile companies. He has a proven track record of driving business performance and a unique insight into what motivates consumers, and we welcome the value he will bring to the Board.” said Board Chair, Chris Sinclair.

Jeremy Darroch will also join the Remuneration Committee, and should also succeed Nicandro Durante as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

About Jeremy Darroch

Jeremy Darroch is the former Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Sky. Jeremy joined Sky PLC as CFO in 2004 and was promoted to CEO in 2007. He stepped down from this position in January 2021, becoming Executive Chairman until the end of that year, and remains a senior advisor to the company. Before this, Jeremy was Group Finance Director of DSG International plc (formerly Dixons Group plc) and spent 12 years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles in the UK and Europe. Jeremy was previously senior independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Burberry Group plc, and Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Marks and Spencer Group plc. He is also a WWF ambassador and the former Chairman of Business in the Community, the UK’s oldest and largest responsible business network.

About Reckitt

Reckitt* exists to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment is a right, not a privilege.

Reckitt is the company behind some of the world’s most recognizable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health, and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more.

Every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do, and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.

We are a diverse global team of more than 43,000 colleagues. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions of purpose-led brands, a healthier planet, and a fairer society.

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