Non-Executive Director (USA)

Phoebe A. Wood


Phoebe A. Wood has served as a Non-Executive Director of our company since 2010. She is Chair of the Audit Committee as well as a member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

She is currently a principal at CompaniesWood where she advises and invests in start-up companies and served as vice chairman, chief financial officer and in other capacities at Brown-Forman Corporation from 2001 until her retirement in 2008. Prior to Brown-Forman, Ms. Wood was vice president, chief financial officer, and a director of Propel Corporation (a subsidiary of Motorola) from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wood served in various capacities during her tenure at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) from 1976 to 2000.

Ms. Wood currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Printing House for the Blind and is a Trustee of The Gheens Foundation. She is a Trustee Emerita of Smith College and served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville and Pitzer College. Ms. Wood received her A.B. degree from Smith College and her M.B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.

Director qualifications

Executive leadership, global business experience
Ms. Wood has extensive experience as both a director and a member of senior financial management of public companies in a variety of industries.

Accounting and financial reporting expertise
Ms. Wood has significant accounting, financial and business expertise, which is valuable to our directors’ mix of skills, and she has been designated as one of our audit committee’s financial experts, as defined under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Public company board experience
Ms. Wood serves on the following Boards: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (audit (Chair) and nominating, governance and sustainability committees), Pioneer Natural Resources Company (compensation and leadership development, nominating and corporate governance (Chair) and sustainability and climate oversight committees) and PPL Corporation (audit, executive and governance, nominating and sustainability (Chair) committees).

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