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Sam Plant

Sam Plant

Chair of Governance, Nominations and Ethics Committee    

Sam Plant is Company Secretary and Director of Corporate Services of PZ Cussons Plc, the FTSE 250 listed consumer products group. PZ Cussons has operations in Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and Europe and a long-standing connection with Manchester. Its head office is in the City and its liquid soap factory and innovation centre are in Salford, a short distance from the University.        

Sam is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience and is responsible for providing legal advice across all of the Company’s global operations. A founding member of the Company’s Executive Company, he is also jointly responsible for strategic planning, the delivery of change initiatives, budgeting, talent management and the day to day financial performance of the business. He plays a leading role in the Group's corporate social responsibility programme and drives its global risk management activities.        

Outside work, Sam spends his time painting, playing tennis, providing (unpaid) taxi services to his two daughters and supporting Crystal Palace FC.        

Member of Governance, Nominations and Ethics Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee.