Swiss/British, born 1963
Ms Whitbread was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in 2021. She serves as Chair of the Governance and Sustainability Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.
She graduated from the University of Bristol and completed the Executive Programme at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ms Whitbread is an experienced Non-executive Director with a long-standing interest in ESG issues. She has a leadership and management background spanning marketing, technology, finance, media, telecommunications, and not-for-profit organisations. She has previously served as CEO of Save the Children International from 2010 to 2015 and London First from 2016 to March 2021 . She also served as a Non-executive Director on BT Group PLC from 2011 to 2019 where she was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and chaired the Digital Impact & Sustainability Committee. She was an advisor to Richemont’s Governance and Sustainability Committee and its precursor from 2020 to 2021.
Ms Whitbread is currently Non-executive Chair of Travis Perkins PLC since March 2021, a Non-executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC since 2015 and chair of the Culture & Sustainability Committee, and a Non-executive Director of WPP PLC since 2019.