Smiths Group PLC (SMIN.L)
SMIN.L on London Stock Exchange
19 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018
Change (% chg)
|70||2013||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|49||2015||Chief Executive, Executive Director|
|53||2018||Chief Financial Officer, Director|
|2015||Deputy General Counsel, Company Secretary|
|70||2010||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|56||2012||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|65||2009||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|60||2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|61||2017||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|69||2015||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2017||Director of Investor Relations|
|Sir George W. Buckley, Ph.D., is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Smiths Group PLC., since November 19, 2013. Sir George was Chairman, President and CEO of 3M, a US-based global technology company, until 2012, and he brings his extensive experience of large, global, multi-industry businesses to the Board. Sir George has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and spent most of his long and successful career in the US, including as Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation and President of Mercury Marine. His previous experience also includes Chief Technology Officer for appliances, motors and controls at Emerson Electric Company. Sir George’s track record in strategic transformation, engineering and innovation are invaluable to the Group and support his effective Chairmanship of the Board. He is Chairman of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., non-executive director of Hitachi, Ltd. and PepsiCo, Inc.|
|Mr. Andrew Reynolds Smith serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Andy has extensive experience in driving business strategy, technological innovation and operational excellence. Before joining Smiths Group he was CEO of GKN Automotive, serving on the Board since 2007. Andy joined GKN in 2002 and held several senior positions across the Group, including leading the Driveline, Powder Metallurgy and Land Systems divisions. In previous roles Andy was Managing Director Europe for Ingersoll Rand’s Bearings and Components business, Vice President International Operations at Invensys, and UK Country Director and Global Customer Director (Japan) for Delphi Automotive Systems. His past experience includes Chairman of the CBI Manufacturing Council, membership of HM Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group for Manufacturing and Green Economy Council, and as non-executive director of Morgan Advanced Materials plc.|
|Mr. John Francis Shipsey has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company., effective 1 January 2018. For 12 years John was the Chief Financial Officer of Dyson, the fast-growing global technology company. Prior to this, John worked at Diageo plc in various senior finance and strategy roles across the globe. John holds a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. John qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse.|
|Ms. Melanie Rowlands serves as Deputy General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Ms. Mel holds an MA in Law from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor. She joined Smiths in 2013, having previously held senior roles in BG Group plc and Linde AG. Most recently, she was the General Counsel of British Gas and Legal & HR Director of Edwards Group.|
|Mr. William C. Seeger Jr., is re-designated as Non-Executive Director of the Smiths Group Plc. He currently serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Bill has an established career in finance in the engineering sector, in addition to an in-depth knowledge of global markets, long term contracts and strategy execution, supporting his effective contribution to the work of the Board. Bill has an MBA and a BA in Economics, and was previously Chief Financial Officer at GKN plc, retiring in 2014. Prior to his role at GKN, Bill held a number of senior finance posts during a 28-year career with TRW, a US-based automotive and aerospace group. Bill chaired the Smiths Group Audit Committee for almost three years, and was well placed to assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2017. Bill stepped down as Chair of the Audit Committee following this appointment. He is non-executive director of Spectris plc.|
|Mr. Bruno F. J. Angelici is Non-Executive Independent Director of Smiths Group Plc. Mr. Bruno has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and has held senior management roles in global medical device and pharmaceutical companies throughout his career. Bruno has extensive international experience, including at Baxter, a US-based global supplier of medical devices. At AstraZeneca he held the role of Executive Vice President, International and was responsible for Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Bruno provides the Board with valuable global experience of both the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He has been Chairman of Vectura Group plc and Supervisory Board member of Wolters Kluwer nv.|
|Ms. Tanya D. Fratto is Non-Executive Independent Director of Smiths Group plc. Ms. Tanya has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and her executive career includes 20 years at GE. She brings knowledge of manufacturing and operations to the Board, in addition to experience of sales and marketing across a range of sectors. Most recently she was CEO of Diamond Innovations Inc., a manufacturer of products for the material removal industry. In 2017 Tanya was appointed non-executive director at Mondi Group, an international packaging and paper business, and her exposure to a global industrial company further strengthens the contribution she makes to the Smiths Group Board. She is non-executive director of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.and Ashtead Group plc.|
|Ms. Anne C. Quinn, CBE., serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Smiths Group Plc. Ms. Anne has extensive global experience in the oil and gas sector, enjoying a 25-year career with Standard Oil of Ohio and BP. Anne has a BCom from Auckland University and an MSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At BP she held a number of executive positions, including Group Vice President in the US, UK, Belgium, and Colombia. Following her career at BP Anne was Managing Director of Riverstone LLP, an energy private equity group. Anne’s experience and knowledge of the oil and gas industry is particularly valuable when the Board is debating strategy for John Crane, as a provider of products and services to global energy services customers. Anne also brings extensive experience as chair of remuneration committees.|
|Mr. Mark Seligman serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since May 16, 2016. Mr. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Mark was previously Chairman of UK Investment Banking for Credit Suisse, and his career in investment banking brings a deep understanding of investment strategy and corporate finance to the Board. He has been Senior Independent Director of Kingfisher plc. He is non-executive director of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and Alternate Member of Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.|
|Mr. Noel Naval Tata serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 1 January 2017. Noel has a BA in Economics and is currently Managing Director of Tata International Limited, a global trading and distribution company and a trading arm of the Tata Group, the privately-owned multinational holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. Noel has a successful career in global business, and his executive role within the Tata Group of companies provides him with current contacts and experience in high growth economies, including Asia and Africa, which is valuable as the Smiths Group continues to grow in these regions. He is Chairman of Tata Investment Corporation. He was non-executive director of Kansai Nerolac Paints, Trent Ltd, Titan Company Ltd and Voltas Ltd.|
|Sir Kevin R. Tebbit, KCB, CMG, serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Smiths Group Plc. Sir Kevin brings considerable experience in the security and defence sectors to the Board, as well as his expertise and depth of knowledge of Government. This is particularly important when the Board considers Smiths Detection. Sir Kevin has a BA in History, and over his career has held posts in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NATO. His roles have included Defence and European Counsellor at the British Embassy in Washington, Director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Permanent Under Secretary at the MoD. He was Government and Defence of Executive Vice President AECOM UK and Advisory Board Member of Institute of Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London.|
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