Rank Group Plc, listed in London, has moved to strengthen its governance consultancy, announcing Karen Whitworth’s immediate appointment as Non-Executive Director.
Whitworth is the former distribution and supply chain services director of UK supermarket J Sainsburys Plc (2007-2018), a specialist in the financial planning and risk management of large-scale companies.
Updating shareholders, Rank Governance confirms that Whitworth will represent the audit chair of the company with effect from November 21 and will continue to hold a seat on the remuneration committee of the company.
In addition, the executive will be a key consultant to the Safer Gambling strategy of the Rank Group.
Whitworth’s lengthy career has seen her lead auditing for Intercontinental Hotel Group Plc, where she held various senior positions from 2000 to 2005, and online entertainment company BGS Holdings Limited. Whitworth is currently a Tritax Big Box REIT plc non-executive director.
Confirming the governance appointment, Alex Thursby, Rank’s chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Rank board. Her extensive background in finance and governance, together with significant broad business acumen, will be a real asset to the Group. The board and I very much look forward to working with her over the coming years.”