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Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

Independent non-executive Director, member of the Group Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee

Paul Walsh was appointed to the Board on 1 January 2016. He has extensive international business experience and understanding of business portfolio realignment.

Mr Walsh was Group Chief Executive of Diageo plc for 12 years, having originally joined the Board of its predecessor, Grand Metropolitan plc, in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

His current appointments include: Chairman of Compass Group PLC, Avanti Communications Group Plc and Chime Communications Limited; and a non-executive director of FedEx Corporation, RM2 International S.A..

Mr Walsh’s former appointments include Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc and Pillsbury; and a director of Grand Metropolitan. He was also a non-executive director of Unilever PLC, United Spirits Limited, Centrica plc and Simpsons Malt Limited.

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