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Board Members

Chairman

Committee membership
Nomination
Renumeration

External appointments
Chairman of:
Bodycote PLC
Hays PLC
Non-Executive Director of Alstom SA

Previous appointments
Chairman of:
Polypipe Group plc
Senior Independent Director
Johnson Matthey plc
Non-Executive Director of Laporte plc
Chief Financial Officer Smiths Group plc

Alan Thomson

Non-Executive Chairman
Appointed to the board: June 2016

Holds a Masters degree from Glasgow University
and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

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 extensive experience of operating business and technology management across the Oxford Instruments Group and has held roles including NanoCharacterisation Divisional Head and Technical Director.

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 Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Previous experience

Group Finance Director:
Synergy Health PLC

Corporate Finance Director:
Serco Group PLC
Syngenta AG
AstraZeneca plc

Gavin Hill

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board: July 2017

Committee membership

Audit and Risk
Nomination
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

Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board: September 2014

Committee membership
Audit and Risk
Remuneration
Nomination

Fellow of the Royal Society and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is Cavendish Professor of Physics and a Fellow of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. His research encompasses the physics, materials science and engineering of semiconductor devices made with carbon-based semiconductors. His research advances have shown that these materials have significant applications in LEDs, solar cells, lasers, and electronics. He was knighted for “services to physics” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2003. He has also been directly involved in the commercialisation of technology through several spin-out companies from the University of Cambridge.

External appointments
Non-Executive Director of:
Azuri Technologies Limited
Eight19 Limited
Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership

Previous experience
Non-Executive Director:
Cambridge Display Technology
Plastic Logic Limited
Cambridge Enterprise

Professor Sir Richard Friend

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board: January 2013

Committee membership
Audit and Risk
Nomination
Remuneration, Chairman

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

Non-Executive Director of:
Supervisory Board of Constantia Flexibles GmbH Vienna

Previous experience
Non-Executive Director of:
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Singulus Technologies AG

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

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 Oxford University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

External appointments
Chief Financial Officer:
Lloyd’s Register

Previous experience
Group Finance Director:
Ultra Electronics Holdings plc

Director, Group Finance:
QinetiQ Group plc

Group Finance Controller:
3i 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; AM Thomson ; RH Friend, ME Waldner,

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

Administration
Any two Directors