Sanne announces that Sophie O'Connor has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 16 November 2020. Sophie will join the Board as a member of the Audit, Risk and Nomination & Governance Committees and will succeed Andy Pomfret as Chair of the Audit Committee when he retires at the next Annual General Meeting.
Sophie brings significant financial, audit and risk management experience, gained in the financial services sector both in the UK and the USA. She currently Chairs Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers and HBOS Investment Fund Managers, is Chair of the Audit Committee of the Lloyds Bank Group Insurance business (which includes Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group's General Insurance business), is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Risk Committee of Bupa Insurance Ltd, and is Chair of the Audit Committee of BNY Mellon (International) Ltd.
I'm delighted to welcome Sophie to our Board as an independent Non-Executive Director. Her vast experience in the financial services sector as well as her experience in acting as Chair of various audit committees will be of great value to the Company.”
There is nothing further to disclose in relation to the appointment under LR 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.