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Appointment of Chairman Designate

Croda International Plc, manufacturers of speciality chemical ingredients that enhance everyday consumer and industrial products, today announces that it has appointed Anita Frew as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate. Anita will join the Board with immediate effect and will succeed Martin Flower as Chairman in September. Martin will then retire from the Board after ten years as Croda’s Chairman. 

Anita has held board positions with both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies across a range of sectors for the past eighteen years. She was on the board of Victrex plc, the speciality chemicals company, for fourteen years, including six years as Chairman. She is currently Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Senior Independent Director of IMI plc.

On joining the Board, Anita will be appointed to the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and succeed Martin Flower as Chairman of the Nominations Committee in September 2015.

Martin Flower, Chairman, said:

"Anita’s depth of boardroom experience and strong understanding of the speciality chemicals sector will be of enormous benefit to Croda. I am delighted to be handing over the reins to someone with such impeccable credentials. I am very pleased to welcome Anita to the Board and look forward to working closely with her over the coming months.”

Anita Frew said:

“I feel tremendous affinity with Croda given the Group’s strong focus on innovation, R&D and new product development for its global customer base.  It is an exceptionally well managed and invested business and I look forward to working with the senior team and building on the good growth momentum that has been achieved in 2014.”