Board of Directors

James Fisher and Sons plc's Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for establishing high standards of corporate governance, ensuring its values of honesty, integrity and fairness are applied consistently and for setting the strategic and financial objectives.

There are currently seven Directors on the Board, comprising the Non-Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Group Finance Director and four Non-Executive Directors. 

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Appointment:

Malcolm was appointed to the Board in February 2011 and was appointed Chairman in May 2018.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Extensive business leadership experience.

  • Long-term track record of value creation and change.

Malcolm is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was a founder and former Finance Director of WSP Group plc between 1987 and 2009. Prior to that, Malcolm was a principal at the corporate finance boutique Financial Decisions and an equity partner at Longcrofts, Chartered Accountants.

External appointments:

Chairman of Anthesis Consulting Group, a private equity backed global sustainability consultancy.

Appointment:

Eoghan joined the Group as an Executive Director in September 2019, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Clear strategic mindset.
  • Extensive international experience.
  • Commercial and business management.

Eoghan joined from Spectris plc where he was Business Group Director of the Materials Analysis and Test & Measurement segments from February 2014 through June 2019, having previously been President of the Leica Microsystems division of Danaher Corporation in Germany. Prior to that, he spent eleven years at Royal Philips Electronics, latterly as CEO of the Respironics Sleep business unit in the USA. He started his career with Mitsui Kinzoku where he held a number of engineering, commercial and general management positions in Japan, the US and Thailand.

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Stuart joined the Group in July 2010 and was appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in December 2010.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Strong financial and commercial background.
  • Broad experience as finance director with international and diverse listed companies.

Stuart is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and qualified with BDO Binder Hamlyn. He was formerly Group Finance Director of Empresaria Group plc, and he previously held senior finance roles with Vodafone Group plc, Charles Baynes plc and Elementis Group plc. 

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Aedamar was appointed to the Board in November 2014. She was appointed chair of the Remuneration Committee in May 2018 and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Extensive global business experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal, regulatory and governance issues for large listed companies.

Aedamar is the Global Head of Corporate and a member of the Executive Committee at Linklaters LLP, where she has been a partner since 2001. Aedamar was previously the Senior Board Member on the firm's Partnership Board, its governance body. Aedamar specialises in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and fundraisings and is the lead relationship partner for many of the Firm's FTSE clients.

External appointments:

Trustee of Tommy's.

Appointment:

Justin was appointed to the Board in February 2018 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in May 2018.

Key strengths and experience:

  •  Significant operational and financial experience through his previous and current roles.
  • Substantial experience on boards of listed companies in both executive and non-executive roles.

Justin was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Keller Group plc between April 2004 and May 2015, having previously held the position of Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer. Justin was a financial manager at Reuters plc, and trained and qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte Haskins & Sells.  

External appointments:

Chairman of Forterra plc; Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Management and Audit Committee of Kier Group plc; Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Sirius Real Estate Limited and a member of the Audit Committee of the National Trust.

Appointment:

Michael was appointed to the Board in August 2013.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Significant operational and strategic delivery experience through a number of senior management roles.
  • In-depth knowledge of oil and gas and marine industries.

Michael was formerly Chief Operating Officer at Abbot Group plc and earlier in his career, CEO of Smedvig Limited and Vice President and General Manager of Bawden Drilling UK Ltd.

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Inken was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Strategy development.
  • Digital innovation.
  • Significant operational experience through her previous and current roles.

Inken is Chief Innovation and Digital Officer and member of the Executive Board at Halma plc. Prior to joining Halma plc in 2017, Inken spent 13 years at RWE AG, the German energy giant, and its renewables subsidiary innogy SE, where she held various international leadership roles focusing particularly on strategy, innovation, digital transformation and change management. Inken studied Innovation & Technology at Kiel University and has a PhD in Technology Management.

External appointments:

None. 

Our committees

Audit Committee   
Remuneration Committee   
Nominations Committee
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