Huntsman Announces New Director, Committee


Specialty chemicals company Huntsman announced last month that it has appointed Jeanne McGovern to its Board of Directors. The company also announced the formation of a new committee focused on sustainability review and oversight.

McGovern’s appointment took effect Feb. 16, and she will serve on the Audit Committee. The Board now has 11 directors, with 10 being independent.

About McGovern

McGovern retired after 35 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she provided lead audit services to Fortune 500 public companies and their audit committees, as well as advisory services relating to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic business model transformation, financing transactions and other strategic priorities, according to Huntsman.

McGovern also held management roles in Deloitte's corporate office, including in the Office of the CEO's U.S. National Leadership Team, and as the national director for the retention and advancement of women.  McGovern received her BA in accounting from Syracuse University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

According to the company, McGovern's appointment is part of a deliberate process of adding financial and accounting expertise to the Board with the aim to ensure a thoughtful leadership succession plan.

About the Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee will be chaired by Jan E. Tighe and include Daniele Ferrari, Sonia Dulá and Cynthia L. Egan as its other members.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeanne McGovern as the newest member of the Board and Audit Committee and very much look forward to securing the benefit of her valuable insight, guidance and 35+ years of experience and expertise,” said Peter Huntsman, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO.

“The formation of the new Sustainability Committee underscores and reaffirms Huntsman's commitment to the long-term, continued leadership and focus in sustainability, social responsibility, and creating shareholder value.”


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