Vodafone Group Plc today announced the appointment of Dame Clara Furse DBE as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, with effect from 1 September 2014.
Dame Clara was the Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group plc from 2001 to 2009. During her tenure, the London Stock Exchange trebled revenues, quadrupled adjusted operating profit and quintupled earnings per share. She was previously Group Chief Executive of Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd and the Managing Director, Global Futures and Options at UBS AG, where she led the business to sector-leading levels of profitability.
Dame Clara is a non-executive director on the board of Nomura Holdings Inc and Amadeus Holdings IT SA. Her previous non-executive career includes board appointments at Legal & General Group plc (2009 to 2013), Euroclear plc (2002 to 2009), Fortis (2006 to 2008) and LIFFE Holdings plc (1991 to 1999). Dame Clara was appointed to the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England in 2013. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008. There are no other disclosures to be made under Listing Rule 9.6.13.
Vodafone Group Chairman Gerard Kleisterlee said: “Dame Clara has a deep understanding of international capital markets, services industries and business transformation. Her skills and experience will be highly complementary to our Board, and I'm delighted to welcome her to Vodafone."
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