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Directorate change Caroline Silver to succeed Richard Harvey as Chair of PZ Cussons


The Board of PZ Cussons Plc (“PZ Cussons” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Silver as Non-executive Chair of the Company. This will be effective from 1 January 2017 following the retirement of Richard Harvey. 

Caroline was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company in April 2014. She is presently Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. She is Managing Director at Moelis & Co, the global investment bank. A chartered accountant, she has worked within the investment banking sector for over 25 years and has a wealth of international experience, including substantial exposure to a number of African markets.   

Richard Harvey, Chairman of PZ Cussons said: 

“I am delighted that Caroline has agreed to succeed me. She has exceptional business credentials and has contributed greatly to the Company in her role as a Non-executive Director. This continuity and her strategic vision and leadership skills will serve the Company well.”

Caroline Silver said:

“The Board of PZ Cussons wishes to extend its gratitude to Richard for his enormous contribution to the success of the Company. I am excited to be taking on this new role and look forward to working with the management team to deliver the next phase of the Company’s growth.“

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For further information contact:

PZ Cussons Plc - Brandon Leigh, Chief Financial Officer    

0161 435 1016

Instinctif Partners - Tim Linacre    

020 7457 2020

Notes to editors:
PZ Cussons Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of c. £1.5bn. The Group operates across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa with leading brands in Personal Care, Homecare, Electrical Goods and Food and Nutrition.

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