EY announces appointment of Rosemary Martin to Global Independent Non-Executive

25 October 2016

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EY has today announced the appointment of Rosemary Martin to Global Independent Non-Executive. Rosemary is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Vodafone Group Plc. She is also an advisory board member of the Wesleyan Group of Companies and the Oxford Internet Institute. Rosemary has a seat on the Listing Authority Advisory Panel of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

She previously served as CEO of the Practical Law Group having spent 11 years with Reuters Group Plc in various company secretary and legal roles, with the last five years as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Before joining Reuters she was a partner with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw. Rosemary was admitted as a solicitor in 1984. She has been a non-executive director of HSBC Bank Plc (the European arm of HSBC Group) for the past 10 years and a member of The Corporate Governance Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales for a five year term.

Steve Varley, EY’s UK Chairman, said: “Rosemary will sit on the Global Governance Council, our top governance body, and will also have UK specific responsibilities as required by our main UK regulator, the FRC. Rosemary brings a wealth of experience. Her appointment will help appropriately challenge us and ensure our overall governance is one of the highest standard and that we continue to play our part in helping to build a better work world based on trust, integrity and confidence in our business.”