Skip to main content

Appointment of a New Non-Executive Director

G4S plc, the leading global, integrated security company, today announces the appointment of Barbara Thoralfsson as a non-executive director of its board with effect from 1 July 2016. Upon appointment, Ms Thoralfsson will become a member of the board’s Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
G4S, Board

Commenting on the new appointment, John Connolly, G4S chairman said: 

“I am delighted to welcome Barbara Thoralfsson to the board. Her experience in a range of businesses in the telecoms and technology markets will be extremely valuable to our board and will broaden the capabilities and experience of our board of directors.”


Barbara Thoralfsson

Barbara Thoralfsson has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University in New York; and a BA in Psychology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  She has extensive international and board and technology experience, having been CEO of NetCom ASA, Norway’s second largest mobile network operator, between 2001 and 2005; and a non-executive director of Tandberg ASA, a leading global supplier of video conferencing systems, from 2006 until 2010, Telenor ASA, a leading mobile operator in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia, from 2009 until 2015 and Cable & Wireless Plc in 2015 and 2016. Previously, Barbara held senior positions in sales and marketing in the FMCG industry in the US and Scandinavia

She has been an Industrial Advisor to EQT Private Equity Partners since 2007 and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of SCA AB, Hilti AG, ColArt Holdings Ltd and Norfolier GreenTec; and has been an owner of Fleming Industrier AS, investing in Scandinavian small cap companies, since 2006.

Barbara has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of Electrolux AB and Orkla ASA.

No further information is required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Helen Parris - Director of Investor Relations +44 (0) 208 722 2125

Media enquiries:
Mathew Magee Media Relations Manager +44 (0) 7841982838