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Our leadership

Our Board is well equipped to provide oversight and challenge to the Executive Team, with the breadth of skills, experience and diversity to lead Croda in delivering our priorities.


Board of Directors

We have a Board that is well equipped to provide oversight and challenge to the Executive Team and has the breadth of skills, experience and diversity to lead Croda in delivering our ambitious strategic priorities that will deliver long-term growth.
  • Anita Frew Chairman

    Anita Frew

    Chair

    Appointment: appointed to the Board in March 2015, Chair since September 2015

  • Steve Foots, Group Chief Executive

    Steve Foots

    Group Chief Executive

    Appointment: appointed to the Board in July 2010, Group Chief Executive since 2012

  • Jez Maiden Group Finance Director

    Jez Maiden

    Group Finance Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in January 2015

  • Helena Ganczakowski, Non-Executive Director

    Helena Ganczakowski

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: February 2014, Senior Independent Director since April 2020

  • Jacqui Ferguson

    Jacqui Ferguson

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director in September 2018

  • John Ramsey, NED Croda

    John Ramsay

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director Board in January 2020

  • Julie Kim

    Julie Kim

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director in September 2021

  • Keith Layden Chief Technology Officer

    Keith Layden

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board in 2012, Non-Executive Director since May 2017

  • Roberto Cirillo

    Roberto Cirillo

    Non-Executive Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director in April 2018

  • Tom Brophy Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Tom Brophy

    Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Appointment: appointed as Secretary to the Board in December 2012

Executive Committee


Our Executive Committee bring depth and diverse experience. As a group, they are responsible for: developing and implementing strategy, operational plans, policies, procedures and budgets; monitoring operational and financial performance; assessing and controlling risk; and prioritising and allocating resources.


  • Steve Foots, Group Chief Executive

    Steve Foots

    Group Chief Executive

    Appointment: appointed to the Board in July 2010, Group Chief Executive since 2012

  • Sandra Breene President Global Personal Care

    Sandra Breene

    President Regional Delivery

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in February 2012

  • Jez Maiden Group Finance Director

    Jez Maiden

    Group Finance Director

    Appointment: appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in January 2015

  • Tracy Sheedy

    Tracy Sheedy

    Group HR Director

    Appointment: joined as Group HR Director in June 2016, appointed to the Executive Committee in November 2019

  • Tom Brophy Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Tom Brophy

    Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Appointment: appointed as Secretary to the Board in December 2012

  • Anthony Fitzpatrick President Corporate Development

    Anthony Fitzpatrick

    President PTIC and Corporate Development

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in March 2014

  • Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson

    President Global Operations

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in September 2020

  • Nick Challoner President of Life Sciences

    Nick Challoner

    Group Chief Scientific Officer

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in April 2012

  • Dave Shannon

    David Shannon

    President - Consumer Care

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in May 2021

  • Daniele Piergentili

    Daniele Piergentili

    President - Life Sciences

    Appointment: appointed to the Executive Committee in April 2021

Further reading

Croda urges G20 leaders to keep Paris Agreement within reach

Croda is signatory to an open letter to all G20 leaders, urging them to keep the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal within reach.

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Record performance driven by accelerated strategic implementation

Croda International results for the six months ended 30 June 2021

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