Rentokil Initial has appointed Sally Johnson to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2023.
Johnson brings substantial commercial and strategic finance experience from her extensive executive career to the post. She is the Chief Financial Officer of the FTSE 100 company, Pearson plc, which is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Since joining Pearson in 2000 she has held various finance and operations roles across The Penguin Group, the education business and at a corporate level at Pearson. She was also a Trustee for the Pearson Pension Plan from 2012 to 2018. Sally is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and completed her training at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Julie Southern, Non-Executive Director, member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee, has informed the Company that, having served on the Board for almost nine years and in line with best practice, she does not intend to stand for re-election at its AGM on 10 May 2023 and will, therefore, retire as a director of the Company from the conclusion of that meeting. Johnson will succeed Julie as Chair of the Audit Committee from this date.
Richard Solomons, Chairman of Rentokil Initial, says: “We are delighted to welcome Sally to the Board of Rentokil Initial. Sally is an experienced finance executive and her international knowledge and business acumen will be an asset to the Board.
“I would like to thank Julie for her very significant contribution to the Board and to the success of the Company since she joined us in 2014, in particular in her work as Chair of the Audit Committee.”