Board Changes

WH Smith PLC
13 June 2024

                                                                                                                        13 June 2024


WH Smith PLC


The global travel retailer





WH Smith announces the appointment of Helen Rose as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair designate with effect from 1 July 2024.  Upon appointment, Helen will become a member of the Audit, ESG, Nominations and Remuneration Committees.  Helen will also become Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 December 2024 after Nicky Dulieu has completed the 2024 financial year-end.  Nicky Dulieu will continue in her role as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee.


Helen is a chartered accountant and former senior finance and operations leader with considerable experience in multi-site retail and financial services sectors.  She is also a Non-Executive Director of Greencore plc.


Other than as set out in this announcement there are no further disclosures required in respect of this appointment under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.


Annette Court, Chair, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Helen on to the Board of

WH Smith.  I have no doubt that Helen will be a great asset to the Board and, with her extensive financial and retail expertise, I am confident she will have a positive impact. I would also like to thank Nicky for agreeing to Chair both the Audit and Remuneration Committees during the recruitment process to appoint Helen."





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