Smith & Nephew announces Jo Hallas to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London –  Smith+Nephew PLC (LON: SN | NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announced the appointment of Jo Hallas to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective on 1st February 2022.

“We are delighted to have secured a Board colleague with Jo’s track record of driving growth and transformation whilst embedding sustainability and building corporate culture. I am confident that her expertise will further help us support the management team’s strategic ambitions.” commented Board Chair, Roberto Quarta.

About Jo Hallas

Jo Hallas is a Chartered Engineer with extensive international management experience focused on business transformation through both organic and acquisitive growth in global industrial and consumer sectors.

Since April 2019, she has served as CEO of Tyman plc, a leading supplier to the construction industry. She was formerly Business Group Director for Spectris plc and before that held senior global commercial roles with Invensys, Bosch, and Procter & Gamble. She was a Non-Executive Director of Norcros plc for seven years to 2019.

Ms Hallas holds an Engineering degree from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

About Smith+Nephew

Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business that exists to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 18,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Advanced Wound Management, and Sports Medicine & ENT.

Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries and generated annual sales of $4.6 billion in 2020. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100

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