The Clorox Company announced the appointment of Julia (Charter) Denman and Stephanie Plaines to its board of directors, bringing additional deep financial expertise and industry leadership experience.
Denman, 51, brings nearly 30 years of leadership and financial experience in both the technology and consumer packaged goods sectors. As corporate vice president and head of internal audit, enterprise risk and compliance at Microsoft, she provides independent and objective assessments of the company’s business strategies and operations as well as oversight of its governance and strategy for global risk management and compliance. She previously served as chief financial officer of Microsoft’s worldwide marketing and consumer business and, before that, its devices business. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent 20 years with Procter & Gamble in leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe, including as assistant treasurer.
Plaines, 55, brings more than 30 years of strategic finance expertise with corporate leaders PepsiCo, Ahold, Walmart and Starbucks as well as strong board and operational leadership experience, including deep experience in the use of data analytics to develop consumer-centric marketing and brand strategies. As chief financial officer for e-commerce at Sam’s Club, she helped grow that business as well as its omnichannel retail presence at a time of unprecedented expansion. She was also a key part of transformational growth at Ahold. Most recently, she served as global chief financial officer at Jones Lang LaSalle. She started her career in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions at UBS. In addition, Plaines has served on the board of Nielsen Holdings plc since 2021 and on the board of KKR Acquisition Holdings I Corp. since 2022.
“We’re fortunate to add two leaders of the caliber of Julia and Stephanie to our board,” said Matthew J. Shattock, independent chair of the board at The Clorox Company. “The breadth and depth of their strategic and financial leadership and track records of value creation and transformation add to the strength and diversity of our board. Their backgrounds and fresh perspectives will serve us well as we continue to position Clorox to win in the marketplace and create long-term value for our stakeholders.”
With the appointments of Denman and Plaines, the board of directors has expanded from 11 members to 13, and the directors are now 46% female and 30% people of color. These additions align with Clorox’s commitment to ongoing board refreshment to ensure a strong balance of qualifications, experience, diversity and tenure.
Both Denman and Plaines are expected to serve on the audit committee.
Additional information about The Clorox Company board of directors can be found at www.thecloroxcompany.com.