Patrick Pichette, former chief finanicial officer of Google, will join Twitter's board of directors as a new independent director, effective Dec. 1, 2017. He will also join both the audit and compensation committees of the board. 

Separately, Hugh Johnston has accepted a new director role on the board of directors at Microsoft and will resign his seat on the Twitter board, effective Oct. 1.

Pichette has nearly 20 years of experience in financial operations and management in the technology and telecommunications sector. He most recently served as CFO of Google, a role he held from August 2008 until his retirement in May 2015.