Diageo announces appointment of Susan Kilsby to its Board of Directors

4 Apr 2018 | Press release

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Diageo announces the appointment of Susan Kilsby as a Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Susan will join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees on appointment.


Susan joined the Board of Shire, the leading global biotech company, in 2011 and has been Chairman since 2014. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Goldman Sachs International, Fortune Brands Home & Security and BBA Aviation. Prior to this, she had an extensive global career in investment banking, holding senior roles at Credit Suisse, Barclays, Bankers Trust and First Boston Corporation. Susan served most of her career at Credit Suisse, where she was Chairman, EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions until 2009 and a Senior Advisor until 2014.

Diageo Chairman, Javier Ferrán, said: “I am delighted to welcome Susan to the Diageo Board. Her expertise and experience in finance and M&A will serve Diageo well as we work towards our ambition to become one of the most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world. I am sure Susan will be an inspiration to our people and the way we work.”

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.15, Diageo confirms that there are no further details to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.