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Board Members

Interim Chairman & Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board: July 2017

Appointed Interim Chairman: July 2018

Committee membership

Audit and Risk
Nomination, Acting Chairman
Remuneration

Holds an Engineering degree from University of Sheffield. Extensive experience in established and high growth emerging markets, strategic planning and portfolio development.

Previous experience
Chief Executive:
E2v

Business Group Director:
Spectris plc

Stephen Blair

Executive Directors

Appointed to the board: November 2015

Holds a BSc and DPhil in Physics from the University of York. He is a member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist. He has worked for Oxford Instruments since 1997 in a number of senior leadership roles including NanoCharacterisation Divisional Head, Group Technical Director and Chief Operating Officer.

External appointments
Advisory Board Member:
University of York Department of Physics

Previous appointments
Senior Principal Scientist:
GEC-Marconi Materials Technology

Research Fellow:
University of York

Ian Barkshire

Chief Executive

Appointed to the Board: May 2016

Holds a degree in Economics and Agricultural Economics from the University of Exeter. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Previous experience

Group Finance Director:
Synergy Health PLC

Corporate Finance Director:
Serco Group PLC

Senior finance positions:
Syngenta AG
AstraZeneca plc

Gavin Hill

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board: September 2014

Committee membership
Audit and Risk
Remuneration
Nomination

His research encompasses the physics, materials science and engineering of semiconductor devices made with carbon-based semiconductors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

External appointments

Cavendish Professor of Physics and a Fellow of St. John's College at the University of Cambridge

Non-Executive Director of:
Eight19 Limited
Heliochrome Limited

Previous experience
Council Member:
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

Professor Sir Richard Friend

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: January 2013

Committee membership
Audit and Risk
Nomination
Remuneration, Chairman

A graduate of the Technische Universität Müchen and holds an INSEAD MBA. Extensive international experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over 30 years in businesses operating across the globe.

External appointments
Chairman of:
Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG Switzerland

Previous experience
Executive Director of:
Vodafone Group Plc
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
RWE AG

Non-Executive Director of:
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Constantia Flexibles GmbH
Supervisory Board of Haniel & Cie GmbH Duisburg

Thomas Geitner

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: February 2016

Committee membership
Audit and Risk, Chairman
Nomination
Remuneration

Holds a MA in Physics from University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She started her career at Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultancy Services and then went on to hold senior financial positions in a number of major businesses.

External appointments
Chief Financial Officer:
Lloyd’s Register

Previous experience
Group Finance Director:
Ultra Electronics Holdings plc

Director, Group Finance:
QinetiQ Group plc

 

Mary Waldner

Independent Non-Executive Director

Audit and Risk
ME Waldner, Chairman; S Blair; TO Geitner; RH Friend,

Remuneration
TO Geitner, Chairman; S Blair; RH Friend, ME Waldner,

Nomination
S Blair, Acting Chairman; TO Geitner; RH Friend, ME Waldner

Administration
Any two Directors