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Experian names independent non-executive director, Mike Rogers as chairman with effect from conclusion of 24 July AGM

He will succeed Don Robert who, as previously announced on 14 December 2018, had notified the company of his intention to step down as chairman and as a director

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Rogers is currently a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, and is the non-executive chairman of Aegon UK

Experian PLC (LON:EXPN) has appointed one of its independent non-executive director, Mike Rogers as chairman of the credit checking firm with effect from the conclusion of the company's AGM on 24 July 2019.

The FTSE 100-listed global information services company said Rogers will succeed Don Robert who, as previously announced on 14 December 2018, had notified the company of his intention to step down as chairman and as a director.

READ: Experian profits edge higher on strong performance in North America

The group noted that Rogers is currently a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (LON:RBS), and is the non-executive chairman of Aegon UK, the life insurance, pensions and asset management subsidiary of Dutch firm Aegon NV.

It added that Rogers was chief executive officer of insurer LV= Group from 2006 until 2016, and before that, he spent 20 years at Barclays PLC (LON:BARC), latterly leading its UK Retail Banking business.

The blue-chip company’s deputy chairman and senior independent director, George Rose, who, as chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee led the planned succession process, said: "Mike has deep financial and regulatory experience at leading organisations, and the Board believes he is the right cultural fit to lead the Experian Board, and has strong credibility within the business and with key stakeholders.”

Rose added: “We ran a thorough process to ensure we identified the very best candidate to lead Experian, and Mike is the unanimous choice of the Committee and the Board."

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