London, UK, 19 November 2015
Kind Consumer welcomes John Clarke as a Board Director. Martin Beaumont, Chairman said, ” I believe our Company is very fortunate to have found such a highly and relevantly experienced individual as John to join our team. We all look forward to working alongside John to help shape the future of Kind Consumer.”
John spent a highly successful 35-year career at GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”). Until 2012 he was President of GSK’s Consumer Healthcare Division and a member of the GSK Executive Management Committee. At that time GSK was the world’s 4th largest healthcare group. This included a global Nicotine Replacement Therapy business. Within GSK’s Consumer Division, prior to being appointed its President, John was President Europe, General Manager UK & Ireland, President Canada, General Manager North Asia, Japan & Korea having joined in 1976 as a Marketing Director in South Africa. He is a New Zealand citizen and gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago, Dunedin before spending five years in marketing at Unilever. John is based in London and is chairman of three AIM listed groups: Futura Medical Plc; Science in Sport plc; and Quantum Pharma plc. In addition, he also acts as a senior adviser to a private equity firm, Helios Investment Partners LLP.