A recruitment process has been launched today by the company to select two employee directors from its workforce. Employees from across the 70,000-strong global business who have served at least two years will be eligible for the roles and have received an email inviting them to apply.
The chosen employees will be paid the same annual fee and expenses as other non-executive directors. They will have equal authority in strategic decision-making to other directors. The appointments will last for an initial period of two to three years, starting in the second quarter of 2019.
The selection of the employee directors is being overseen independently to ensure a rigorous, objective and open process. Successful applicants will continue their day jobs in parallel with their non-executive roles, while the board will benefit from having an employee’s perspective and expertise on key decisions and strategic thinking.