Whitbread names two new non-executive directors

Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has announced the double appointment of Fumbi Chima and Kal Atwal as non-executive directors of the company.

Set to be completed on 1 March 2021, the moves will see Chima become a member of the group’s audit committee and Atwal join the remuneration committee.

Specialising in digital transformation strategy in high-growth environments, Chima is currently executive vice president and chief information officer at BECU.

She has also held similar positions at Adidas, Fox Network Group, Burberry, Walmart in Asia, and American Express.

Atwal brings to the role 13 years’ executive committee experience at BGL Group, where she acted as a founding managing director at comparethemarket.com.

Moreover, she now serves as a non-executive director of Royal London Group and WH Smith, while also acting as chair at SimplyCook.

Adam Crozier, chairman at Whitbread, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of Fumbi and Kal as non-executive directors. As Whitbread faces into the next phase of its growth, they will add huge value to the board.

“They bring an invaluable mix of skills to the board, including in the technology sector, in digital transformation, in marketing and general management, gained from a range of businesses.”

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