Spirent Communications plc (SPT.L)
SPT.L on London Stock Exchange
19 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
Change (% chg)
|2017||Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board|
|2019||Chief Executive Officer-Designate Director|
|48||2016||Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director|
|2014||General Counsel, Company Secretary|
|60||2016||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2016||Senior Non-Executive Independent Director|
|Mr. Bill Thomas serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Bill was appointed to the Board in December 2016. Bill is a former Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard and was on the executive committee of EDS plc as Executive Vice President. He has IT expertise and is an experienced leader and general manager with a track record in leading major change in large organisations. Bill is a member of the Council and President of the Alumni Association at Cranfield University School of Management and is on the management and Board of Leeds University Business School. He also serves as Chair of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, is a non-executive director of The Co-operative Bank and serves on the Advisory Board of FireEye, Inc.|
|Mr. Eric Updyke is Chief Executive Officer-Designate Director of the Company., effective AGM on 1 May 2019. Eric Updyke has extensive experience in international business management with a strong technical understanding of the markets in which Spirent operates. He has worked in various sections of the industry over the last 30 years and has led transformative growth programmes on a global scale. Most recently, Eric was on the Executive Management team of Amdocs reporting directly to the CEO. In his capacity as Group President, Services at Amdocs Ltd he had global responsibility for the entire Managed Services, Testing and SI businesses. This business encompassed 10,000 employees and roughly $2 billion in revenue. Prior to that role, Eric was Division President for North America at Amdocs where he managed a $1 billion P&L and was responsible for the relationship with North American communications service providers. Prior to his time at Amdocs, he held executive roles at Nokia Siemens Networks and AT&T. Eric has a great track record of success, has functional expertise in every facet of the business and has excelled in multi-cultural global companies. Eric has an MBA in Finance and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.|
|Ms. Paula Bell serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 5 September 2016. Paula was appointed to the Board in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. From 2013, Paula was Chief Financial Officer at John Menzies plc, following seven years as Group Finance Director of Ricardo plc and has extensive strategic financial and commercial experience from large listed global companies, BAA Plc, AWG Plc and Rolls Royce Plc. Since 2012, Paula has been a non-executive director of Laird plc and is Chairman of their Audit Committee. Paula is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.|
|Ms. Wendy Koh is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Wendy Koh has wide-ranging experience with technology companies in key APAC markets; she is currently Vice President, Pathways, Alliance and Strategy APAC with NetApp Singapore. Wendy previously held a number of senior positions in the APAC region at Juniper Networks Singapore in the areas of sales business development and customer adoption. A global role focused on leading transformational strategy and establishing partnerships to increase value proposition for customers. Wendy also previously worked for Cisco Systems from 1998 to 2003. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from Nanyang Technological University and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing management from the Singapore Institute of Management. Vice President, Pathways, Alliance & Strategy APAC at NetApp Singapore.|
|Mr. Edgar Masri is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Edgar Masri brings to the Board wide-ranging experience of managing companies across the technology sector with a focus on driving investment and profitability. Edgar was President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualtre, Inc., a US-based startup acquired by Panasonic Corporation in December 2016 at the same time as acting as a member of the board of Calient Technologies until its acquisition by Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd. Prior to this, Edgar was President and CEO of 3Com Corporation, a leading global data networking company, bringing the company to record revenue and gross margins before it was taken into private ownership Edgar holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration with distinction (Arjay Miller Scholar) from Stanford University. Director of Kollective Technology, Inc; Board adviser and senior consultant to Accton Technology Corporation|
|Mr. Gary B. Bullard serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Gary is a non-executive director at Rotork plc, where he is Chair of their Remuneration Committee and a member of their Audit and Nomination Committees. He previously held senior management positions, including sales and marketing roles, at IBM and BT Group plc and was a non-executive director of Chloride Group plc. He most recently held the position of President at Logica UK until October 2012 and was a member of the Executive Committee of Logica plc.|
|Mr. Jonathan C. Silver serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jonathan was appointed to the Board in June 2015. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in November 2016. Jonathan stepped down from his role as Chief Financial Officer at Laird plc in 2015 where he held a variety of senior positions over the last 30 years. Since 2007 he has also been a non-executive director at Invesco Income Growth Trust plc, where he is also Chair of their Audit Committee.|
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