GSK’s FD Coombe joins retailer GUS

GSK's FD Coombe joins retailer GUS

GSK finance director John Coombe will join the board of FTSE100 retailer GUS as a non-executive director next April.

Link: GSK appoints new FD

Coombe is set to retire at the end of March from his longstanding role at GSK.

He has seen Glaxo through its mergers with both Wellcome and Smithkline Beecham, having joined the pharmaceutical company as group FC in 1986 before taking on the top financial role in 1992.

He is a previous chairman of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors and a former member of the Accounting Standards Board.

Sir Victor Blank, chairman of GUS, said: ‘I am very pleased to welcome John to GUS. He has wide-ranging experience of successful growth on an international scale which, when combined with his knowledge of business and regulatory issues, makes him a very well-suited addition to our Board.’

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