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Paul Heiden
Non-Executive Director
Senior Independent Director

Appointed: 2010 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Chartered accountant, with considerable experience in senior executive and financial roles in aerospace.

Current appointments

Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of London Stock Exchange Group plc. Non-Executive Chairman of Intelligent Energy Holdings plc.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Non-Executive Chairman of A-Gas (Orb) Limited.

Previous appointments

Chief Executive of FKI Plc, senior positions, including Director, Industrial Business and Finance Director of Rolls-Royce plc and senior financial positions with Peat Marwick, Mitchell and Co, Hanson Plc and Mercury Communications. Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group PLC, Bunzl plc, Essentra PLC and Chairman of Talaris Topco Limited.

Paul Heiden

Sir Nigel Rudd DL
Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed: 2015 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Chartered accountant with extensive Board experience spanning multiple sectors including aerospace, retail and financial services.

Current appointments

Non-Executive Chairman of BBA Aviation plc and Non-Executive Chairman of Sappi Limited.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Non-Executive Chariman of Business Growth Fund Plc.

Previous appointments

Chairman of Williams Holdings plc, Kidde plc, Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited (formerly BAA Limited), The Boots Company, Pilkington PLC, Pendragon PLC, Invensys plc and Aquarius Platinum Limited. Deputy Chairman of Barclays PLC and Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc.

Sir Nigel Rudd

Stephen Young
Chief Executive

Appointed: 2013 | Nationality: British

Appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in 2004, prior to appointment as Chief Executive

Skills and experience

Chartered management accountant with wide experience in all financial disciplines gained from national and multi-national businesses across multiple sectors.

Current appointments

Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chairman and member of Risk and Remuneration committees of Derwent London plc.

Previous appointments

Senior financial positions held previously include Group Finance Director, Thistle Hotels plc and Group Finance Director of the Automobile Association

Stephen Young

Brenda Reichelderfer
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 2011 | Nationality: American
Retiring from the Board on 27 April 2017

Skills and experience

Skilled engineer and business leader with considerable US aerospace and industrial experience.

Current appointments

Non-Executive Director of Federal Signal Corporation and Chairman of their Compensation and Benefits Committee and Non-Executive Director of Moog, Inc.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Senior Vice President and Managing Director of private equity sector consulting firm TriVista.

Previous appointments

Senior roles at ITT Industries Corporation including Senior Vice President, Director of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and Group President of two operating divisions. Non-Executive Director of Wencor Aerospace.

Brenda Reichelderfer

Guy Berruyer
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 2012 | Nationality: French

Skills and experience

Trained as electrical engineer at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and holds a Harvard Business School MBA. Brings significant experience to the Board as a former FTSE-100 Chief Executive

Current appointments

Appointments in unlisted companies: Chairman of software engineering company Linaro Limited, director of the French software and services company Berger Levrault and member of the Council of the University of Southampton.

Previous appointments

Group Chief Executive of The Sage Group plc until 5 November 2014. Chief Executive of Sage Group plc's Europe and Asia division. Early career spent with software and hardware vendors in French and other European management roles

Guy Berruyer

Doug Webb
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 2013 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Chartered accountant who has held senior international financial positions in defence, aerospace, engineering, technology and financial services.

Current appointments

Non-Executive Director of SEGRO Plc, Chairman of their Audit Committee and member of their Nominations Committee.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Member of the Hundred Group of Finance Directors and the Investment Advisory Committee of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

Previous appointments

Chief Financial Officer of London Stock Exchange Group plc and QinetiQ Group Plc and various senior financial roles in both the UK and US for Logica (now CGI).

Doug Webb

Alison Goligher OBE
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 2014 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

MEng Petroleum Engineering. Brings specific oil and gas experience to the Board, including technology management expertise and experience running diverse functions and businesses within globally significant energy corporations.

Current appointments

Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group PLC, the UK's largest listed water company.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Executive Chairman of Silixia Limited, a provider of distributed fibre optic monitoring solutions.

Previous appointments

Various roles at Royal Dutch Shell from 2006 to 2015, most recently, Executive Vice President, Upstream International Unconventionals. Previously spent 17 years at Schlumberger, a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to oil and gas customers worldwide.

Alison Goligher

Philip Green
Executive Director, Commercial and Corporate Affairs

Appointed: 2001 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Fellow of the Institute of Directors with significant legal and compliance experience.

Current appointments

Appointments in unlisted companies: Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 25 April 2015 and Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee since 1 December 2015. Member of the GC100 and the Dorset Employment and Skills Board.

Previous appointments

Meggitt’s Company Secretary from 1994 to 2006, after 14 years at British Aerospace in company secretarial roles.

Philip Green

Tony Wood
Chief Operating Officer

Appointed: 2016 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Extensive aerospace industry experience gained during a 15-year career with Rolls-Royce plc where he held a number of senior management positions, latterly as President, Aerospace. Previously spent 16 years at Messier-Dowty, now part of Safran Group.

No other current or previous appointments to disclose.

Tony Wood

Colin Day
Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 2015 | Nationality: British

Skills and experience

Chartered certified accountant with significant experience in senior operational and financial roles gained across a variety of sectors including engineering and technology, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and aerospace.

Current appointments

Colin served as Chief Executive Officer of Essentra PLC until 31 December 2016 and will remain on the Board until the conclusion of Essentra's AGM on 20 April 2017.

Senior Independent Director of Amec Foster Wheeler plc.

Appointments in unlisted companies: Non-Executive Director of FM Global.

Previous appointments

Chief Financial Officer, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, Group Finance Director of Aegis Group plc, Non-Executive Director of WPP plc, Easyjet plc, Imperial Tobacco Group plc and Cadbury plc.

Colin Day