Elizabeth (Liz) Doherty has been a member of the Board of Directors since February 2016. She qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is the Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee and a member of the Risk Committee. The Board of Directors has appointed her as Audit Committee Financial Expert.
Ms. Doherty is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Dunelm Group PLC in the United Kingdom, and a member of the supervisory board and audit committee of Corbion NV in the Netherlands. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; a non-executive board member of the UK Ministry of Justice; a non-executive board member of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in the UK; and an advisor to GBfoods and Affinity Petcare SA, subsidiaries of Agrolimen SA. She previously served as a non-executive director and audit committee member at Delhaize Group in Belgium and Nokia Corp. in Finland, and as a non-executive director at SABMiller PLC in the UK.
Ms. Doherty received her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in science (physics) from the University of Manchester in the UK. She began her career as an auditor and has held senior finance and accounting roles at Unilever PLC and Tesco PLC. Her previous positions also include interim chief financial officer (CFO) of Cognita Schools Ltd. from 2014 to 2015, CFO and board member of Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC from 2011 to 2013, interim CFO of City Inn in 2010, and CFO of Brambles Ltd. from 2007 to 2009.