LONDON — Robin Freestone has been appointed to the board of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., effective immediately, the company confirmed on Friday.

Freestone is currently serving as non-executive director of Smith and Nephew plc and Moneysupermarket.com.

He was the former chief financial officer at Pearson Plc and prior to that he was the deputy chief financial officer. He has served in a range of senior financial roles at companies including Amersham plc, Henkel Chemicals UK Ltd and ICI/Zeneca Agrochemicals Ltd (now Syngenta).

With the addition of Freestone, the size of the board has grown to nine and the company will have seven directors, Michael Kors said.

“He is a very talented global business leader,” chairman and chief executive officer John Idol said of Freestone. “His diverse background and broad international experience will add meaningful value to our organization and shareholders.”

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