Deirdre Mahlan

Deirdre Mahlan (57) Non-executive director, and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2012.

Skills: Deirdre is a qualified accountant with an MBA and has many years’ experience in senior finance and general management roles, most recently as President of Diageo North America. Her financial expertise and experience ensure effective leadership of our Audit Committee. Deirdre also brings us the benefits of her previous board-level experience with Diageo plc.

Experience: Deirdre has held senior finance and general management roles, including President of Diageo North America, Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Head of Tax and Treasury at Diageo plc, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Diageo North America, and Vice President of Finance at Diageo Guinness USA, as well as various senior finance roles in Joseph Seagram and Sons, Inc. and PwC.