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Experian plc
01 July 2020
 

Experian plc

 

Directorate Change

 

1 July 2020 - Experian plc, the global information services company, announces the appointment of a new independent Non-Executive Director to its Board, effective from 1 September 2020.

 

Alison Brittain, 55, a UK national, is the Chief Executive of Whitbread plc, the UK's largest hospitality company, which operates a portfolio of brands in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Since joining Whitbread in 2015, she has led a significant transformation; scaling and developing the Costa coffee business ahead of its successful sale in 2019, and building a market-leading hotel brand and spearheading its expansion in key strategic markets. Alison joined Whitbread from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was Group Director of their Retail Division, with responsibility for the Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland retail branch networks, telephone banking and intermediary channels, and customer products along with the business banking and wealth businesses. Prior to joining Lloyds Bank, Alison was Executive Director for Retail Distribution and a Board Director at Santander UK PLC. She previously held senior roles at Barclays Bank.

 

Alison was educated in both the UK and the USA and holds an MBA from Cambridge University's Judge Institute. She has previously been a member of the UK Prime Minister's Advisory Council, was named 'Business Woman of the Year 2017' in the Veuve Clicquot awards and awarded a CBE in the 2019 New Year Honours list. Alison was, until recently, a Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer Group PLC, and is Deputy Chair and a Trustee of the UK Prince's Trust.

 

Mike Rogers, Chairman of Experian, commented:

 

"We are delighted to welcome Alison to the Experian plc Board. She brings over 25 years senior management experience in major financial institutions, alongside five years as the Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 leisure business with UK and growing international operations. A highly versatile business leader and general manager, Alison brings considerable experience of operating in consumer-facing service environments where distribution, data management, customer experience and innovation are key differentiators. This includes the full spectrum of retail financial services products, but also wider hospitality products and services, both physical and digital."

 

The Company confirms that, save for her directorships of Whitbread plc and Marks and Spencer Group PLC, there are no details to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R, paragraphs (1) to (6) in respect of the appointment of Alison Brittain.

 

Contact:

 

Experian

Nadia Ridout-Jamieson

Chief Communications Officer


+44 (0)20 3042 4215

Gerry Tschopp

Senior VP, Group Communications



 

Finsbury

Rollo Head



+44 (0)20 7251 3801

Jenny Davey




 

About Experian

Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments - from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

We have 17,800 people operating across 45 countries and every day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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