KAREN WITTS, FCA

Non-Executive Director

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SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Karen brings significant financial and management expertise to the Board. She is currently Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Kingfisher plc and was previously Chief Financial Officer of the Africa, Middle East, Asia and Asia Pacific Region, at Vodafone plc. Prior to that, Karen held a number of senior positions at BT, including Chief Financial Officer of BT Retail and Managing Director Operations Openreach.

APPOINTMENT

Appointed Non-Executive Director in February 2014 and Chairman of the Audit Committee in February 2017.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Succession and Nominations Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Kingfisher plc.