FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or the ‘Group’), a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America, today announces that Sally Cabrini has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Sally also succeeds Imelda Walsh as Chair of the Remuneration Committee today. As announced on 30 July 2019, Imelda informed the Company of her intention to retire and agreed to continue to serve on the Board until March 2020 at the latest. Following Sally’s appointment, Imelda will step down from the Board on 14 February after a handover period.
Sally Cabrini is a Non-Executive Director at Lookers plc and Appreciate Group plc, where she also chairs the Remuneration Committees and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. She was Director of Transformation, IT and People at Interserve Group until recently. Prior to this Sally was a senior executive at FTSE 100 constituent United Utilities plc for nine years, including four years as Business Services Director with responsibility for information technology and human resources. Sally is a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, Sally has the requisite experience to serve as chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Commenting on today’s announcement, FirstGroup Chairman David Martin said:
“I am delighted to welcome Sally to the Board of FirstGroup. She brings strong and relevant experience not only as a Board member and Remuneration Committee Chair, but also as an executive with responsibility in human resources, transformation and IT.
“On behalf of the Board I would like to reiterate our appreciation to Imelda for the loyalty, commitment and diligence of her service over the last six years.”
This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11R. There are no other details required to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R.
Provision 32 of the UK Corporate Governance Code stipulates that before appointment as chair of the remuneration committee, the appointee should have served on a remuneration committee for at least 12 months.
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Contacts at FirstGroup:
Faisal Tabbah, Head of Investor Relations
Stuart Butchers, Group Head of Communications
Silvana Glibota-Vigo, Deputy Company Secretary
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7725 3354
FirstGroup plc (LSE: FGP.L) is a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America. With £7.1 billion in revenue and around 100,000
employees, we transported 2.2 billion passengers last year. Whether for business, education, health, social or recreation – we get our customers where they
want to be, when they want to be there. We create solutions that reduce complexity, making travel smoother and life easier.
We provide easy and convenient mobility, improving quality of life by connecting people and communities.
Each of our five divisions is a leader in its field: In North America, First Student is the largest provider of home-to-school student transportation with a fleet of
43,000 yellow school buses, First Transit is one of the largest providers of outsourced transit management and contracting services, while Greyhound is the
only nationwide operator of scheduled intercity coaches. In the UK, First Bus is one of Britain's largest bus companies with 1.6 million passengers a day, and
First Rail is one of the country's largest and most experienced rail operators, carrying 345 million passengers last year.
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