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Alan Brown

CEO
Rentokil

Alan Brown

Mr. Brown served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rentokil Initial plc since April 2008. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Imperial Chemical Industries Plc since November 14, 2005. Mr. Brown joined Imperial Chemical Industries Plc, from Unilever where he has a distinguished career as a senior finance professional and general manager. He joined Unilever in 1980 and during the first seven years of his career he worked in Birds Eye Walls in the UK. After four years in M&A, Treasury and Investor Relations at Unilever Head Office, he returned to Birds Eye Walls as Finance and Commercial Director in 1991. In 1994, Mr. Brown moved to Unilever Food & Beverages, Europe as Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology. He served as Executive Chairman of Unilever China & Hong Kong. In late 1997, he moved to Asia as Executive Chairman, Unilever Taiwan and then, in 2001, assumed the role of Executive Chairman of Unilever China and served in the same capacity at Hong Kong. He has been Director of Intertek Group plc since April 15, 2011. He serves as Director of Rentokil Initial plc. He served as a Director of Imperial Chemical Industries plc since November 14, 2005. He is a keen follower of sport, particularly rugby football and motor sport. Mr. Brown read law at Liverpool University and was called to the bar in 1981 and educated at Methodist College. Mr. Brown is a chartered management accountant.