John Coombe, the former chief financial officer of GlaxoSmithKline has been
appointed as the new chairman of Hogg Robinson, the international corporate
Coombe, who is also a chartered accountant, takes over from Neville Bain on 1
Coombe is one of the most respected finance directors in the UK having been
CFO at Glaxo for 13 years before retiring on 31 March last year.
He currently holds a number of senior board positions including non-executive
directorships at HSBC and GUS. He also sits on the supervisory board of Siemens
and is a member of the Code Committee of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.
Following his appointment, Hogg Robinson CEO David Radcliffe said he was
looking forward to working with Coombe.
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