Directors - Non-executive
Rosemary Thorne, Non-Executive Director
Rosemary Thorne was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2006.
She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Smurfit Kappa Group plc. She was Group Finance Director of Ladbrokes plc until April 2007, Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes plc until September 2007 and Senior Independent Director on the Board of Virgin Radio Holdings Limited until June 2008.
Previously, she was Group Financial Controller of Grand Metropolitan Public Limited Company (prior to its merger with Guinness plc to become Diageo plc) and spent almost eight years as the Group Finance Director of J Sainsbury plc. She joined the Board of Bradford & Bingley plc in 1999 as Group Finance Director, initially working on its demutualisation and flotation, resulting in a place in the FTSE 100 in December 2000. She remained in this role for a further five years. She was a member of the Financial Reporting Council and Financial Reporting Review Panel for nine years and a member of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors Main Committee for 15 years.