Royal DSM NV has appointed Geraldine Matchett as chief financial officer to succeed Rolf-Dieter Schwalb.

Matchett will join the board of DSM on Aug. 1 from her current post as finance chief at Swiss inspection company SGS, and will replace Schwalb at the end of the year, DSM said in a statement. Matchett also has held roles at accountancy firms KPMG and Deloitte.