Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Adrian Bellamy as chairman designate effective from May 7.

Bellamy will takeover from Dr Håkan Mogren who will retire both as chairman and director of the company for “personal reasons”.

Bellamy was appointed a non-executive director in 1997 and joined the board in 1999. He was appointed senior non-executive in 2001.

The board will designate a new senior non-executive director in due course.