Johnson Matthey has announced that Anna Manz will join the company's board on 17 October 2016, succeeding Den Jones as Group Finance Director. This follows the announcement on 2 March that Den Jones will step down as Group Finance Director; Den will resign from the board at the Annual General Meeting on 20 July 2016 and will leave Johnson Matthey on 31 July 2016. The board would like to thank Den for his contributions during his time with the group.
Anna joins us from Diageo plc, a FTSE 10 global business, where she is currently Group Strategy Director and a member of Diageo's Executive Committee.
In her current role as Group Strategy Director, Anna leads Diageo's strategy and business development activities and also leads the Mainstream Spirits business.
Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey, said: "I am delighted that Anna will be joining Johnson Matthey in October and I am looking forward to working with her. Anna's strong financial, strategic and commercial experience in a large global company, together with her background in chemistry, will enable her to make an immediate contribution to the development of Johnson Matthey as we pursue our strategy of delivering long term profitable growth."
Anna Manz said: "I am thrilled to be joining Johnson Matthey at such an exciting time in the group's development. I am very much looking forward to getting to know and working with Robert and the team to build on the group's success and in driving Johnson Matthey forward into its third century of growth."