Ferguson appoints Kelly Baker as a Non-Executive Director

Board appointment

Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) has announced the appointment of Kelly Baker to the Board as a Non-Executive Director effective May 1, 2021.

Kelly, a US citizen, has extensive human resources and operational experience having led the people, organizational and cultural development across a number of US based, global public companies.  Kelly is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR), a leading manufacturer of water products, a role she has held since December 2017. Prior to this, Kelly was EVP, CHRO at Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO), a value-added distributor serving dental and animal health markets between February 2016 and November 2017. Previously, Kelly spent over 20 years with General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), the global food manufacturer, in a variety of roles including Vice President of HR US Retail and Marketing, VP of HR Corporate Groups and VP of Diversity and Inclusion.

Geoff Drabble, Chairman, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Kelly to the Ferguson Board. She is a seasoned HR professional having worked at numerous US publicly-listed businesses and brings wide-ranging international business and functional experience. We look forward to her valuable insight and specialist skills and I am confident she’ll make a significant contribution to the Ferguson Board.”  

With respect to Kelly Baker there is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules. The Company will confirm Kelly’s Board Committee membership details in due course.

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