Appointment of Non-Executive Director, Deborah Rabey

Published On: Tuesday, 28 February, 2023Categories: Awards
Smiths News is pleased to announce that Deborah Rabey will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2023.

Deborah possesses a wealth of experience across supply chains, global sourcing, change management and general marketing, particularly within the retail sector, having spent 23 years with Tesco PLC (to October 2022), of which 14 years were at director level positions, most recently as UK Category Director, General Merchandise. She is currently Interim Chief Customer Officer at Wilko, the mixed-goods retailer, having joined earlier this month.

David Blackwood, Chairman of Smiths News, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Deborah to the Smiths News Board. Her expertise and insights within the retail sector and, more generally, as a commercial director will further enhance the skills and experience of the Board at a time when the Company is seeking to further develop its ancillary revenue opportunities.”

Deborah Rabey said: “I’m very excited to be joining Smiths News at this time. I believe the foundations of the business and its prospects are strong and I look forward to helping the Board deliver its goal of meeting the interests of all stakeholders and continuing to deliver shareholder value.

The Company confirms that there is no further information about Deborah Rabey requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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