Cobham PLC (COB.L)
COB.L on London Stock Exchange
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|64||2017||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|55||2016||Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|49||2017||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director|
|69||2017||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|60||2018||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|66||2018||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|54||2011||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|Director - Investor Relations|
|Mr. Michael P. Wareing serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cobham plc, effective 1 January 2017. He was, until 30 September 2017, the Senior Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees at Intertek plc. He was previously a Non-executive Director, Audit Committee Chair and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees of Wolseley plc from 2009 until 2014. Prior to these Board roles, he held a number of senior executive positions, including International Chief Executive Officer at KPMG, where he worked from 1973 until 2009. He previously served as Audit Committee Chair for Cobham, and chaired not for profit organisations, including Business in the Community International, and two roles on behalf of the British Government, namely as the Prime Minister’s Envoy for Reconstruction in Southern Iraq, and the Economic Development Adviser to the Government of Afghanistan.|
|Mr. David Lockwood, OBE, is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. David was formerly the Chief Executive of Laird plc, the FTSE 250 global technology company, a position he held since 2012. Prior to this, he was Vice President Global Defense and Security at BT Global Services. David has also held senior management positions with Thales Group, Intense Limited and BAE Systems plc. He has held Non-executive Director and Chairman positions with WFEL Ltd, Photonix Ltd, and the Scottish Government’s Technology Advisory Group, and was previously the Non-executive Chair of Knowledge Transfer Network Limited, a vehicle established to support the work of Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency which is sponsored by the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). David is an accountant (FCA) by training, holding a degree in mathematics from the University of York. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce (RSA) and in 2005 was awarded as the Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology. In the 2001 Queen’s Birthday Honours, David was awarded the OBE for services to industry in Scotland. He has been Member of the Dunedin International Advisory Board.|
|Mr. David Mellors is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was CFO of QinetiQ, the FTSE 250 science and engineering group operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets, a position he held from 2008, and was interim Chief Executive for a period during 2015. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Logica plc, Chief Financial Officer of Logica’s international division, covering operations in North America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, and prior to that he was the Group Financial Controller. David formerly held various roles with CMG plc, Rio Tinto plc and Price Waterhouse, now PwC. He is a Chartered Accountant, holding a degree in physics, from Oxford University.|
|Ms. Marion C. Blakey has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective from 3 August 2018. Marion has undertaken four roles of national importance within the United States, each of which required White House/Senate approval. These included serving as the Administrator (Chief Executive Officer ('CEO') equivalent) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). She also served as the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of America. In addition, Marion was the Chairman, President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Inc. until June 2018. Marion is a Non-executive Director of Alaska Air Group Inc., Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Safety Committee. She is Chair of Noblis Inc., a not for profit science, technology and strategy organisation. Marion has a BA in International Studies from the Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia.|
|Dr. John David Gibson McAdam, Ph.D., is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is currently Chairman at Rentokil Initial plc and United Utilities Group plc, roles he has held since 2008. Prior to this, he held a number of Non-executive Director appointments at companies including Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, J Sainsbury plc, Sara Lee Inc. and Severn Trent plc. He was also Senior Independent Director for Electra Private Equity plc, a London Stock Exchange listed investment trust, until March 2018. John previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of ICI plc, a position he held from 2003 until it was taken over by Akzo Nobel in 2008. He holds a BSc from the University of Manchester and a PhD. He has been Chairman at Rentokil Initial plc and United Utilities Group plc.|
|Mr. Rene Medori serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effective from 1 January 2018. He was Finance Director at Anglo American plc for 12 years, having retired at its AGM in April 2017. Prior to joining Anglo American he held a number of senior financial positions, including Group Finance Director at The BOC Group plc. René holds a doctorate degree in economics and degrees in finance and economics from the Université de Paris – Dauphine, France. Since 2013 René has been on the Board of Petrofac Limited, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and the Chairman of their Audit Committee. Having become Senior Independent Director of Petrofac in 2017, he will become Chairman in May 2018. Before that, he was a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at SSE plc.|
|Gen.(Retd.) Norton A. Schwartz serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective from 1 January 2018. General Schwartz is a retired from military service in October 2012 after serving over 39 years in the US Air Force. He was the 19th Chief of Staff of the US Air Force from 2008-2012 and a member of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also held a number of other senior military positions including Commander US Transportation Command, Director for Operations and Director of the Joint Staff and Deputy Commander of US Special Operations Command. Norton sits on the Board of Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc, and the US Board of Directors of CAE Inc, both NYSE listed companies. He is currently the President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in the US, a position he has held since 2013. BENS applies best practice business solutions to improve the performance of US Government national security partners.|
|Ms. Alison J. Wood is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham PLC. She was formerly Global Director Corporate Development and Strategy for National Grid plc. Previously, she was Group Strategic Development Director for BAE Systems plc, responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic business development across the UK and US. She held two previous Non-executive Directorships with BTG plc and THUS plc, and was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for e2v technologies until March 2017. She has been Non-executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Costain Group plc, TT Electronics plc and The British Standards Institution (a non-listed Royal Charter Company).|
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