Reckitt fill general counsel role with Sybase man

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has appointed the European general counsel of IT group Sybase as senior vice-president and general counsel.

Chris Roberts is leaving the Silicon Valley-based software giant to take over from John Guidry who left Reckitt Benckiser last February to return to the US after just one year in the post. Roberts is expected to join Reckitt Benckiser next month.

During its search for a replacement for Guidry, Reckitt Benckiser’s chief financial officer Colin Day took temporary charge of the legal function.

Reckitt Benckiser and Roberts declined to comment.