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Anna Manz appointed Group Finance Director of Johnson Matthey

July 14, 2016
Chemical Value Chain

Johnson Matthey is pleased to announce that Anna Manz will join the company’s board on 17th October 2016, succeeding Den Jones as Group Finance Director.

This follows the announcement on 2nd March that Den Jones will step down as Group Finance Director; Den will resign from the board at the Annual General Meeting on 20th July 2016 and will leave Johnson Matthey on 31st 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.

During her 17 years at Diageo, Anna has held a series of senior financial roles, at both group and regional level, including Finance Director Spirits North America, Group Treasurer and subsequently Finance Director Asia Pacific. As well as strong credentials in financial leadership, Anna brings international experience and deep commercial awareness to Johnson Matthey.

In her current role as Group Strategy Director, Anna leads Diageo’s strategy and business development activities and also leads the Mainstream Spirits business. Prior to joining Diageo, Anna worked in the Quest International business of Unilever / ICI. Anna is a chemistry graduate and a qualified management accountant. She is a non-executive director of ITV PLC.

Commenting on Anna’s appointment, 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.”

Commenting today, 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.”

Source: Johnson Matthey

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