Smith+Nephew appoints new CFO: 4 details

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Smith+Nephew named a new CFO to oversee the company's finances.

Four things to know:

1. Anne-Francoise Nesmes will become CFO of Smith+Nephew on Aug. 3, 2020. She is currently CFO of Merlin Entertainments, a visitor attraction operator.

2. During her four years at Merlin Entertainments, Ms. Nesmes was a key leader during the company's acquisition by a private equity firm in 2019. She also has experience as a senior executive at GlaxoSmithKline in the United Kingdom.

3. When she joins Smith+Nephew, Ms. Nesmes will also become an executive director of the company's board.

4. Ms. Nesmes succeeds Graham Baker, who is stepping down as CFO on April 30 for a new opportunity. The company's Senior Vice President Group Finance Ian Melling will serve as interim CFO until Ms. Nesmes joins the company.

"Anne-Francoise is an exceptional finance leader who has demonstrated her effectiveness supporting ambitious strategic, investment and efficiency programs in both healthcare and other sectors," said Smith+Nephew CEO Roland Diggelmann. "I am excited that she is joining Smith+Nephew."

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