The addition of Todman would bring the number of directors on Brown-Formans board to 12

The addition of Todman would bring the number of directors on Brown-Forman's board to 12

Brown-Forman has proposed an addition to its board of directors.

The US-based firm said late yesterday (26 June) that Michael Todman will stand for election at the next annual shareholders' meeting. Todman is president of Whirlpool International, Whirlpool Corp and has served on Whirlpool’s board of directors since 2006.

He has also had stints with Wang Laboratories and Price Waterhouse & Co.

Brown-Forman's annual shareholders’ meeting takes place on 24 July, with the firm's 11 incumbent directors up for election along with Todman.

In March, Michael Roney joined the company's board.