Board of Directors

The Board is responsible for steering the Group’s purpose, culture and values, for setting the Group’s strategic priorities and overseeing their delivery in a way that enables sustainable long-term growth, while maintaining a balanced approach to risk within a framework of effective controls.

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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Key strengths and experience:

· Extensive business leadership experience.

· Strong strategic and financial knowledge.

 

Angus joined from Serco Group plc, where he was Group Chief Financial Officer, a position he held since October 2014. Angus's previous roles have included Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive of Aggreko plc, Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland and senior finance positions at PepsiCo Inc. He was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Howdens Joinery Group plc and GKN plc.

He is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the IMD Business School in Switzerland and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

External appointments: Senior independent non-executive director of Ashtead plc; non-executive director of the privately owned Edrington Group Limited and non-executive director of Securities Trust of Scotland plc.

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: Duncan was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in May 2021.

Key strengths and experience:

· Significant managerial and financial experience

· Track record of creating sustainable stakeholder value through both organic and acquisitive strategies.

Duncan joins James Fisher from BTG plc ("BTG"), previously a FTSE250 international specialist healthcare company, where he was Chief Financial Officer for two years until the company was acquired in 2019. Duncan joined BTG in 2005 and held a number of finance and commercial leadership positions from that time. Duncan is a chartered accountant with a primary degree in mathematics.

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 mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and fundraisings and is the lead relationship partner for many of the Firm's FTSE clients.

External appointments:

Linklaters LLP and 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 of Kier Group plc; 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 and is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering and Technology.

External appointments:

None.

Appointment:

Inken was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2019.

Key strengths and experience:

  • Strategy development.
  • Digital innovation.
  • Diversity and Inclusion.
  • 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. Inken is committee member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub.

External appointments:

None. 

Our committees

Audit Committee   
Remuneration Committee   
Nominations Committee
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