Berenice Smith

Berenice Smith

Non-Executive Director

Berenice is the longest serving NED and will be retiring from the Board in 2022. She has been a Non-Executive Director since April 2011. She chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Constitution Committee.

Berenice was Finance and Commercial Director of the University of Leeds for 12 years. As well as Finance her responsibilities included management of the Halls of Residence and on-site catering from sandwich bars to conference and executive catering; and overseeing the University’s structures and processes for spin-out companies and subsidiaries including both a farm and a hotel. Prior to this Berenice held a number of senior finance roles in the FMCG and retail sectors including Gillette, Wickes and Dixons Stores Group.

Berenice was previously a NED for Proactis PLC and the senior independent member of the British Library Audit Committee.


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