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Shirley Garrood will join the BBC board as a non-executive director and chair of the audit and risk committee in July. Shirley, former chief financial officer of Henderson Group, will replace Simon Burke when his term ends on 3 July. She joins on a four-year term. BBC chairman Sir David Clementi says: “I’m delighted that Shirley Garrood will be joining us on the board. Shirley brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m confident she’ll make a great contribution to the BBC.
Shirley says: “I have always been a fan of BBC programmes, so I am thrilled to support the corporation as it aims to offer outstanding value for money in the digital age. I look forward to contributing to the future of the BBC as it informs, educates and entertains in ever changing times.” She was chief financial officer of Henderson, a FTSE 250 investment management company, from 2009 to 2013. She is senior independent director, deputy chair and chair of the audit committee at Esure Group and senior independent director and chair of the risk committee at Hargreaves Lansdown, the FTSE 100 financial services business. The BBC’s audit and risk committee is responsible for reviewing and maintaining oversight of the BBC’s corporate governance.
Hymans Robertson has promoted Catherine McFadyen, an existing partner in the firm to be head of LGPS actuarial, benefits and governance. Since joining the pensions and risk consultancy in 2003, Catherine has provided strategic advice to some of the largest local government pension schemes (LGPS) in England and Scotland. Her passion and drive has been integral to the LGPS team’s success.
Prior to joining Hymans Robertson, Catherine gained experience in a number of private sector areas, holding project and change management roles with British Energy, Pepsico and PwC. She says: “Hymans Robertson is at the forefront of innovation in this industry and I’m so proud to lead our passionate and dedicated LGPS team.”
Deezer, the global music streaming service, has appointed Laurence Miall-d’Août as chief commercial officer. Laurence will be responsible for Deezer’s B2B activities around the world, including local and global partnerships, business development and advertising sales, as well as public relations. She will join Deezer on 2 April. Laurence joins Deezer from Liberty Global, the world’s largest cable company, where she worked the past three years as VP Advanced Data and Advertising. In her role, Laurence was instrumental in launching new advertising models and partnerships. Prior to Liberty
Global, Laurence was the CEO at TVbeat, a total audience marketing start-up and spent over 10 years at Modern Times Group in various roles.