Rosemary Thorne

Rosemary Thorne

Independent director

Appointed in: 2014
Presence at Board meetings in 2018 (10/10)

Born in: 1952

Solvay SA mandates: Independent Director, Member of the Audit Committee (Chairman since May 2018)

Directorship expiry date: 2022

Diplomas: Honours Degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick (UK). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA and CGMA. Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers FCT.

Activities outside Solvay: Former Chief Financial Officer of J. Sainsbury, Bradford & Bingley, and Ladbrokes (UK). Member of the Board and Chair of Audit Committee of Merrill Lynch International (UK). Former Independent Director of Royal Mail Group, Cadbury Schweppes, Santander UK, First Global Trust Bank (UK) and Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland).