Deirdre Mahlan

Deirdre Mahlan (54) Non-executive director.

Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2012.

Key/other roles: Deirdre chairs our Audit Committee, and is President of Diageo North America.

Skills and experience: Deirdre is a qualified accountant with an MBA, with many years’ experience in senior finance roles such as 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers. This financial expertise and experience ensures effective leadership of our Audit Committee. Deirdre also brings her previous Board experience with Diageo plc to Experian.