Just Eat plc (LON: JE.), a leading global marketplace for takeaway food delivery, today announced the appointment of Helen Weir as an independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 December 2018.
Helen will also join the Audit Committee of the Board and will work closely with the current chair Andrew Griffith in anticipation of her succeeding Andrew as chair of the committee after next year’s AGM. In addition, she is being appointed a member of the Nomination Committee.
Helen has significant executive and non-executive experience with UK-listed companies and organisations. She has previously served as a non-executive director at SAB Miller plc and Royal Mail Holdings plc where she chaired the audit committee. She was Chief Financial Officer at Marks & Spencer Group plc (2015-2018), Group Finance Director at John Lewis Partnership (2012-2014) and has held senior executive positions at Lloyds Banking Group and Kingfisher.
Helen is currently a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of GEMS Education, the international education company. She is also an independent non-executive Director of the Rugby Football Union and a Trustee of Marie Curie.
She holds an MA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford University. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Just Eat Chairman Mike Evans said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen to the Board of Just Eat. Her significant experience with UK-listed consumer-facing businesses, combined with her finance and audit track record, will add considerable value to our Board. I look forward to her contribution as Just Eat continues to grow.”