Procter & Gamble announces appointment of director

Proctor & Gamble has appointed Francis S. Blake, former Chief Executive of hardware chain Home Depot, to its board of directors.

Blake served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Home Depot from 2007 until his decision to step down as Chief Executive Officer in November 2014. He retired as Chairman of the Board at Home Depot on February 2, 2015.

Prior to this, Blake held government roles as Deputy Secretary for the US Department of Energy, General Counsel for the US Environmental Protection Agency and Deputy General Counsel to Vice President George H.W. Bush. He has also occupied executive roles at General Electric after joining the firm in 1991.

The appointment, which is effective immediately, will see Blake serving on the Audit and Governance & Public Responsibility committee of the board.

A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board commented, “Frank is one of the most respected business leaders in America today. His vision, strategy and focus on execution led Home Depot to strong and sustained business growth. We will deeply benefit from his management expertise and retail experience.”