Sir Crispin Davis, OBE. (photo: Rentokil Initial)
Sir Crispin Davis, OBE.
19.07.2017, 15:30

Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Rentokil Initial plc (FTSE: RTO) today announces the appointment of Sir Crispin Davis to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 20 July 2017. Sir Crispin will also become a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee at the same time.


Sir Crispin has had a highly distinguished and successful business career across the international media, FMCG and publishing sectors.  He was Chief Executive of Reed Elsevier plc from 1999 to 2009, and previously Chief Executive of Aegis Group plc and Group Managing Director of Guinness Group plc (now Diageo plc). Sir Crispin began his executive career with Procter & Gamble, where he held a variety of senior management roles including as President of the Company's North American Food Business, during five years based in the US.


In his non-executive career, Sir Crispin was Chairman of StarBev Consumer Industries B.V. from 2009 to 2012 and a Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2003 to 2013, where he chaired the Remuneration Committee. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Vodafone Group plc since 2014 and a Non-Executive Director for Hasbro Inc since February 2016.  He is also currently an advisor to CVC Capital Partners. 


Sir Crispin was knighted in 2004 for services to publishing and information. He is an Oxford University Trustee and Member of the University Board.


Commenting on the appointment, John McAdam, Chairman of Rentokil Initial, said:


"We are delighted to welcome Crispin to the Board of Rentokil Initial. His record of entrepreneurial success, running major businesses in North America and managing transformative growth and digital innovation in leading international companies speaks for itself.  I am sure his insight and experience will further strengthen the capabilities of the Board and help support the next phase of growth at Rentokil Initial.  We wish him well in his new role." 


There are no further details to be disclosed relating to Sir Crispin Davis under Section 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.


For further information please contact:


Rentokil Initial plc              +44 (0)1276 607444


Daragh Fagan

Company Secretary

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