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Smith+Nephew announces non-executive changes to its Board

5 March 2020

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Medlock as a Non-Executive Director.

Rick will join the Board and Audit Committee on 9 April 2020 at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting. It is envisaged that Rick will replace Robin Freestone as Chair of the Audit Committee later in the year. Robin will remain on the Board in his capacity as Senior Independent Director.

Rick is a Non-Executive Director of Sophos plc, where he also chairs the Audit Committee and Risk Committee. He has more than 30 years’ experience of financial management in large international companies and was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Worldpay plc, Misys plc and Inmarsat plc.

Smith+Nephew also announces that Vinita Bali will be retiring as a Non-Executive Director at the end of 2020, on completion of 6 years’ service, and that Baroness Virginia Bottomley will also be retiring as a Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting in April 2021, following completion of 9 years’ service. 

Roberto Quarta, Chair of Smith+Nephew, said: 

“I am delighted to welcome Rick Medlock to the Smith+Nephew Board. His extensive experience in both executive and non-executive finance leadership roles in global companies will strengthen our team. 

“I would also like to take the opportunity of thanking both Vinita and Virginia for their outstanding service to the Company. We look forward to their continuing contribution to the work of the Board over the coming months.”

 

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About Smith+Nephew

Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business that exists to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 17,500+ employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Advanced Wound Management and Sports Medicine & ENT. Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.1 billion in 2019. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN). The terms ‘Group’ and ‘Smith+Nephew’ are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise.

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