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Susan Kilsby is an experienced corporate advisor and operator who currently serves and has previously served on the board of directors of some of the world’s largest consumer and healthcare corporations. She was named Chairman of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. in January 2021, where she has served on the Board since 2015. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Diageo Plc since 2018 and became the Senior Independent Director in 2019. Susan has also been a Non-Executive Director of Unilever since 2019 and a Non-Executive Director of BHP plc and BHP Limited since 2019. From 2014 to 2019, Susan was the Chairman of Shire PLC, a global publicly traded pharmaceutical company, until its sale to Takeda in January 2019. Susan began her career at The First Boston Corporation and later worked at Bankers Trust and BZW, before the latter was acquired by Credit Suisse. She was chairman of the EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse until 2009, and she was previously a Non-Executive Director of L’Occitane, Keurig Green Mountain, Coca-Cola HBC, Goldman Sachs International, and BBA Aviation. Susan holds a Doctor of Science (honoris causa) from The City University London, a M.B.A from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. from Wellesley College.


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