SSP Group plc (the “Company” or “SSP“), a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointments of Apurvi Sheth and Kelly Kuhn as independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 January 2022. Apurvi will be a member of the Remuneration Committee and Kelly a member of the Audit Committee. Both will serve as members of the Nomination Committee.
Apurvi has extensive executive experience across numerous well-known international food and beverage companies such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and most recently, as Managing Director of Diageo plc in Southeast Asia. Apurvi will bring to the Board her deep knowledge of the region and emerging markets having held numerous positions in general management, marketing, franchising and strategy across the region.
Kelly brings substantial international business experience from her previous executive roles within the travel sector and combines broad commercial skills with a strong consumer focus. Most recently, Kelly was Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer of CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel), a travel management company operating across six continents. Kelly is currently a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of ISS A/S, a facility management services company, listed on the Danish Stock Exchange.
Commenting on the appointments, Mike Clasper, Chair of the Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome Apurvi and Kelly as Non-Executive Directors. With their experience working in the food and beverage and travel sectors, respectively, and extensive global expertise, they will bring additional breadth and diversity of backgrounds and experiences and add huge value to the Board.“
Each Director of SSP Group plc is subject to annual re-election by shareholders and accordingly these appointments will be the subject of separate resolutions at the Company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.
There is no other information to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.