Elizabeth (Liz) Doherty

Board member since 2016

Nationality: British/Irish | Year of birth: 1957 | Audit Committee Financial Expert

Elizabeth (Liz) Doherty is an expert in finance and accounting who has broad operational experience in international consumer and retail businesses. She began her career in internal audit at Unilever PLC and has held senior finance and accounting roles there and at other companies including Tesco PLC and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC.

Professional experience

  • CFO (interim), Cognita Schools Ltd., UK (2014–2015)
  • CFO and board member, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, UK (2011–2013)
  • CFO (interim), City Inn, UK (2010)
  • CFO, Brambles Ltd., Australia (2007–2009)
  • Group international finance director, Tesco PLC, UK (2001–2007)
  • Various managerial positions at Unilever PLC, UK (1981–2001)


  • Board member and chair of the audit committee, Corbion NV, Netherlands
  • Member of the supervisory board and chair of the audit committee, Royal Philips NV, Netherlands
  • Advisor, Affinity Petcare SA and GB Foods SA, Spain (2017–2023)
  • Board member, Dunelm Group PLC, UK (2013–2019)
  • Board member, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, UK (2015–2019)
  • Board member, Ministry of Justice, UK (2015–2019)
  • Board member, Delhaize Group, Belgium (2013–2016)
  • Board member, Nokia Corp., Finland (2013–2016)


  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK
  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in science (physics), University of Manchester, UK

Key skills

  • Leadership/management 
  • Finance/accounting
  • Law/regulatory/risk management