Dun & Bradstreet announced changes to leadership roles within its board of directors effective immediately.  In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Robert Carrigan has been appointed as Chairman of the Dun & Bradstreet Board of Directors, replacing Christopher Coughlin who served as Chairman of the Board since October 2013. 

Coughlin will serve out his term as a member of the Dun & Bradstreet Board of Directors before retiring in May 2017, immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Thomas Manning has been appointed Lead Director and Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee.

Coughlin was elected to the Board in 2004, and served as Lead Director from 2010 to 2013, when he was named Chairman. He remains a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and Compensation & Benefits Committee until May 2017. Coughlin was honored in 2015 as Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Manning has served as a director of Dun & Bradstreet since June 2013 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee. He will also join the Nominating & Governance Committee as Chair, effective immediately. Manning is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Asia Operations & Advisory Limited and Indachin Limited. He also held senior executive positions with Capgemini, Ernst & Young, Bain & Company, and McKinsey & Company. Manning serves as director to public companies CommScope Holding Company, Inc. and Clear Media Limited. He previously served as a director of iSoftStone Holdings Limited, Asiainfo-Linkage, Gome Electrical Appliances Company, and Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. He recently earned a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellowship, considered the Gold Standard Director Credential ® , during the third quarter of 2016.

Source:  Dun & Bradstreet