Swiss/British, born 1963
Ms Whitbread was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in 2021. She is a member of the Nominations and the Governance and Sustainability Committee. Since February 2022 she serves as the Chairwoman of the Governance and Sustainability 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.