Experian, the global information services company, announces that after 19 years at Experian, Kerry Williams has notified the Company of his intention to retire as Chief Operating Officer and as an Executive Director of the Company. To ensure a smooth succession process, Kerry will remain with Experian through to 31 March 2023.
Craig Boundy will succeed Kerry Williams. Craig has successfully led Experian’s North America region for seven years, having joined Experian in November 2011 to lead the UK & Ireland region, and operated in a variety of leading management positions. Craig will assume the position of Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2022 and will join the Board as an Executive Director of the Company from the conclusion of the Company’s AGM in July 2022, when Kerry will step down from the Board.
Jennifer Schulz will assume the role of CEO, North America for Experian from 1 April 2022. Jennifer joined Experian in 2013 and is currently Group President of our North America Health and Automotive businesses and global Targeting and Data Quality (EDQ) businesses.
Mike Rogers, Experian’s Chairman said “Experian has made tremendous progress over the past few years and we are immensely grateful to Kerry for his outstanding contribution to this success. Craig’s commercial and operational expertise, as well as his commitment to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within Experian, will bring equally deep knowledge and perspectives to the Experian plc Board.”
Brian Cassin, Experian’s Chief Executive Officer said “Kerry, Craig and Jennifer are extraordinary leaders and we are fortunate to have access to talent of this calibre so widely across Experian. Kerry has played a pivotal role in taking the business to the strong position it is in today. We thank him for this and wish him well for his retirement. Craig and Jennifer will build on these strong foundations as we progress our journey of innovation-led growth and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the years to come.”
The Company confirms that there are no details to be disclosed under Listing Rule 9.6.13R, paragraphs (1) to (6) in respect of the appointment of Craig Boundy as an Executive Director of the Company from the conclusion of the Company’s AGM in July 2022.