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Johanna Waterous CBE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Johanna is a non-executive director of C. Hoare & Co. and COFRA Holding AG Group and an independent director for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

She is the former SID of RSA Insurance PLC and Rexam PLC, former RemCo Chairman of Wm Morrison PLC, and NED at Shoppers Drugmart (Canada).

As an operating partner of Duke Street LLP, Johanna chaired two portfolio companies: Sandpiper CI, the Channel Islands retail group, and Laurel Funerals (both successfully exited in 2015/16). She continues to be an active investor and adviser to a number of start-up and private-equity-backed consumer businesses. In 2013, Johanna received the CBE for services to business growth.

Before embarking on a portfolio career, Johanna spent over 20 years with McKinsey & Company, where she co-led the firm’s Retail and Consumer Marketing Practices. She holds an H.B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario in her native Canada and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Outside work, Johanna chairs the Patrons of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.