We are pleased to announce the appointment of Denise K. Fletcher to Golder’s Board as an independent Non-executive Director. Fletcher has extensive experience as a leader in public and private global companies from diverse industries. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President, Finance at Vulcan, Inc., the investment and project management company of Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, where she played a key role in finance, strategy, and overall management of the various company holdings. Previously, Fletcher served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DaVita, Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider of dialysis services. Earlier, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MasterCard International, Inc. (NYSE: MA). Prior to MasterCard, Denise served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bowne & Company, Inc. (NYSE: BNE), the largest U.S. financial printing company prior to its acquisition by R.R. Donnelley.
Fletcher was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors for Exemplary Board Leadership. She is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York and the Academy of Women Achievers. She participated as a panelist at the Davos World Economic Forum and was previously named in “Women at the Top” by Industrial Week magazine and “Women Ready to Run Corporate America” by Working Woman magazine. She has served on the Alumni Executive Council of the Kennedy School at Harvard University and has extensive experience in not-for-profit board leadership.
“We are very pleased to have Denise join us,” said Hisham Mahmoud, Global President and CEO of Golder. “She has an impressive background as a leader in a broad range of global businesses and adds complementary skills in finance, M&A, and strategy to our Board.”
“I am impressed by the vision for Golder’s future, its energy, culture, and commitment to ethics and excellence,” said Fletcher. “The company has extensive global reach and I look forward to contributing to its future development along with my fellow directors.”
In addition to this position, Fletcher sits on several corporate boards including:
- Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS), a global information technology and security company, where she is the chair of the Audit & Finance committee, and a member of the Compensation Committee.
- Inovalon Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INOV), a leading technology company providing cloud-based platforms to the healthcare industry, where she serves as the chair of the Audit committee and a member of the Security, Nominating and Governance, and Compensation committees.
- Le Group Mazars, a Paris-based global audit, accounting, and consulting group where she is the chair of the Remuneration, Audit, and Public Interest committees.
Fletcher has previously served on the boards of Sempra Energy, Orbitz, Inc., and Software Etc. Stores, Inc.