I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Brian Small as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of De La Rue, effective 8 September 2023.
He is a chartered accountant and an experienced FTSE 250 CFO with broad general management experience in retail, wholesale and consumer-branded manufacturing. Brian was the CFO for JD Sports Fashion plc from 2004 to 2018 before retiring to focus on non-executive roles. He was also a non-executive director of Boohoo.com from 2019 to earlier in 2023.
Brian is currently an independent Non-Executive Director at Pendragon plc and Mothercare plc (where he is also chair of the Audit and Risk Committee).
Accordingly, the Board believes that Brian's broad sector experience, financial and city background make him a valuable addition to the Company's Board.
Clive Whiley, our Chairman, commented, "I am pleased to welcome Brian to the Board of De La Rue. He brings a wealth of experience in listed companies operating in many different sectors and environments. He is a highly respected CFO and Non-Executive Director with a proven track record. He is ideally suited to support the Board and the executive team at this juncture as we seek to deliver future growth."
Brian Small added, "I am delighted to be joining De La Rue, with its long history, international outlook and a wealth of opportunity within the Group. I look forward to supporting the Board, and assisting management, in developing the business to its potential."
The ELT and I welcome Brian’s arrival and we look forward to working with him and the rest of the Board to take the business forward.
Chief Executive Officer