Centrica plc announced the appointment of Jo Harlow and Sue Whalley as Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 December 2023, whereupon Jo and Sue will also become members of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. Jo Harlow has more than 25 years' experience working in various senior roles, predominantly in the branded and technology sectors. Prior to her non-executive career, Jo held the position of Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft.
She previously spent 11 years at Nokia Corporation in a number of senior management roles, including Executive Vice President of Smart Devices. Jo currently serves as Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at InterContinental Hotels Group PLC and J Sainsbury plc, and as Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair at Halma plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director at Chapter Zero Limited.
Jo will be retiring from the Board of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC on 31 December 2023. Jo was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Ceconomy AG from 2017 to 2021. She attended Duke University in North Carolina and has a BSc in Psychology.
Sue Whalley is Chief People and Performance Officer at Associated British Foods plc (ABF), having been appointed to the role in 2019. Prior to joining ABF, Sue spent 12 years at Royal Mail Group, where she held a number of executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of the Post & Parcels division and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to that, Sue was a Partner at McKinsey & Company where she spent nearly 18 years in management consultancy.
Sue is a graduate of University of Cambridge and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.