Cecile Helme-Guizon and Sophie le Tanneur
Ms Cecile Helme-Guizon spent 10 years in audit and transaction services at PwC (Paris and New York), and has had a successful international career in a number of retail sectors including electrical, DIY, furniture, health & beauty and general merchandise. She held executive positions with Kingfisher and Darty, and over the past four years has served as non-executive director on the board of three large listed businesses (Manitou, Antalis and Sequana). She spent two years as chief executive of the French IFA (Institute of Directors).
Ms Sophie le Tanneur has 20 years of international management experience in top tier FMCG companies, Colgate and L’Oréal. She managed multiple brand portfolios and distribution channels including e-commerce, direct retail, wholesale, specialised distribution and professional and gained considerable experience in restructuring businesses and supply chains. In 2011 she founded an advisory firm specialising in change and innovation management for consumer-driven businesses and retailers. Over the past 10 years she has served as non-executive director in three different companies.
Both of the appointees are Paris-based. Welcoming the two new appointees the chair of the Glen Dimplex Supervisory Board Martin Naughton said: “These two distinguished businesswomen have broad international experience in retail and consumer knowledge, and they bring great diversity of perspective to the Board. The wealth of industry knowledge and experience of the members of the supervisory board help to protect the best interests of our group, providing advice and ensuring sound governance.”