Nestlé Appoints Leanne Geale As Executive VP And General Counsel

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Nestlé Appoints Leanne Geale As Executive VP And General Counsel

The Nestlé Board of Directors has appointed Leanne Geale as executive vice president and general counsel, and as a member of the Executive Board.

In her role, which starts effective 1 August this year, Geale will oversee the company’s legal and compliance functions.

'Perfectly Qualified'

"Leanne has extensive legal, compliance, and corporate governance experience in industry-leading global companies,” Mark Schneider, Group CEO, said.

“She is perfectly qualified to lead the newly combined legal and compliance group and to drive a coordinated strategy and greater synergies between these two important functions.

“Leanne can build on the solid foundations that our existing legal and compliance teams have established over the past years,” he concluded.


Geale joins Nestlé from Royal Dutch Shell, where she currently serves as chief ethics and compliance officer.

She joined Shell in 2003 and has held various senior legal leadership roles

The Board also announced that David Frick, head of governance, compliance and corporate services, who will report to Geale, will leave the Board effective 31 July, 2019.

He will continue to serve as secretary to the Board.

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