Smith & Nephew CFO joins Reckitt Benckiser

Consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Adrian Hennah as new chief financial officer.

Hennah joins from Smith & Nephew, and will assume the position at the end of December, to replace Liz Doherty, who is stepping down next March.

He has held the position of chief financial offer at the medical devices group since 2006, and previously worked for GlaxoSmithKline and PwC.

Chief executive Rakesh Kapoor said in a statement this morning: “His global experience, especially in the health care industry, will be very valuable as we execute our strategy of extending our health and hygiene Powerbrands internationally, with a particular focus on emerging markets."