Board of Directors - Smiths Group plc

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Board of Directors

Sir George Buckley
Chairman

Sir George Buckley

Sir George Buckley joined the Board on 1 August 2013 as a non-executive director and Deputy Chairman and was appointed as its Chairman on 19 November 2013.

Strengths and experience

Sir George has a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Sir George retired in 2012 as Chairman and CEO of 3M, the US-based global technology company and Dow Jones 30 component, after a long and successful business career spent mainly in the United States. He was previously Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation and Chief Technology Officer for appliances, motors and controls at Emerson Electric Company. Sir George’s expertise in engineering and innovation, combined with his extensive experience of large, multi-industry businesses that operate in global markets, are of huge benefit to Smiths.

Committee membership

  • Chairman of the Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Non-executive director of Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee of PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Non-executive chairman and member of the Audit, Compensation, and Organisation and Executive Committees of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Andy Reynolds Smith
Chief Executive

Andrew Reynolds Smith

Andy Reynolds Smith joined the Company as Chief Executive on 25 September 2015.

Strengths and experience

Before joining Smiths Group, Andy was Chief Executive Automotive at GKN plc, serving on the Board from 2007. He joined GKN in 2002 and held a number of senior positions across the Group, which included leading the Driveline, Powder Metallurgy and Land Systems divisions. In previous roles, Andy was Managing Director Europe for Ingersoll Rand’s Bearings and Components business, Vice President International Operations at Invensys, and UK Country Director and Global Customer Director (Japan) for Delphi Automotive Systems. Andy began his career as an electrical and electronic apprentice with Texas Instruments. He is a former Chairman of the CBI Manufacturing Council and a former member of HM Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group for Manufacturing and Green Economy Council. Until May 2016, he was a non-executive director of Morgan Advanced Materials plc. Andy has extensive experience in delivering significant growth in China and in driving business strategy, technological innovation and operational excellence.


Bill Seeger
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Bill Seeger

Bill Seeger was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 12 May 2014 and Interim Chief Financial Officer on 19 May 2017.

Strengths and experience

Bill has a BA in Economics and an MBA, both from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Bill joined GKN plc, the global engineering company, in 2003 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Aerospace. In 2007 he became a member of the Executive Committee as President and Chief Executive Propulsion Systems and Special Products before being appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director the same year. Bill retired as the Finance Director of GKN in 2014. He previously held a number of senior finance posts during a 28-year career with TRW, the US-based automotive and aerospace group. His long career in finance in the engineering sector and in-depth knowledge of global markets, contracting and strategy execution greatly benefits Smiths.

External appointments

  • Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Spectris plc, a UK-listed instrumentation and controls company
  • Visiting Professor – UCLA Anderson School of Management

Bruno Angelici
Non-executive director

Bruno Angelici

Bruno Angelici was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 July 2010.

Strengths and experience

Bruno has Business and Law degrees from Reims and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. His career includes senior management roles in pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Bruno retired from AstraZeneca in 2010 as Executive Vice President, International after a 20-year career. He was responsible for Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and originally joined asPresident of ICI Pharma France. Prior to this, he was at Baxter, a US-based global supplier of medical devices. He has extensive international experience, including in the US, and brings a deep understanding to the Group of the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Member of the Supervisory Board and the Audit Committee of Wolters Kluwer nv, a Dutch-based information services and publishing company
  • Chairman of the Board and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Vectura Group plc, a UK-listed specialty pharmaceutical company

Tanya Fratto
Non-executive director

Tanya Fratto

Tanya Fratto was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 July 2012.

Strengths and experience

Tanya is a qualified electrical engineer with a BSc in Electrical Engineering. She was CEO of Diamond Innovations Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of super-abrasive products for the material removal industry, until 2010. Before that she enjoyed a successful 20-year career with GE. She held a number of senior positions in product management, operations, Six Sigma and supply chain management. Tanya provides Smiths with wide experience in product innovation and sales and marketing in a range of sectors.

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., a US-listed water management and drainage company
  • Non-executive director and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Ashtead Group plc, a UK-listed international equipment rental company
  • Non-executive director of Mondi plc and Mondi Limited (Mondi Group being dual listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges), chairman of the Mondi Group Remuneration Committee and a member of the Mondi Group Nominations Committee

Anne Quinn, CBE
Non-executive director

Anne Quinn, CBE

Anne Quinn was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 August 2009.

Strengths and experience

Anne has a BCom from Auckland University and MSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anne spent her early career with NZ Forest Products Limited and US management consulting company, Resource Planning Associates. She has extensive overseas experience in the oil and gas sector, having enjoyed a successful 25-year career with Standard Oil of Ohio and BP. She held a number of executive positions including Group Vice President in the US, Belgium, Colombia and the UK. Following her career with BP, Anne was the managing director of Riverstone LLP, an energy private equity group. Anne’s experience is a great benefit to the Group in its development of new geographic markets and its exposure to the oil and gas sector

Committee membership

  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee

Mark Seligman
Non-executive director

Mark Seligman

Mark Seligman was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 16 May 2016.

Strengths and experience

Mark is a Chartered Accountant, with a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He is a former Chairman of UK investment banking for Credit Suisse and previously served in senior roles at S.G. Warburg. He is also a former Chairman of the UK Government’s Industrial Development Advisory Board. He has served as non-executive Deputy Chairman of G4S plc and chaired its Audit Committee. He was also a non-executive director and the chairman of the Audit Committee of BG Group plc. He brings to the Board a long and successful career in investment banking and extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets.

Committee membership

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Senior Independent Director and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of Kingfisher plc
  • Non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc with effect from 1 April 2017
  • Alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe
  • Member of the Rector's Council at Lincoln College, Oxford

Noel Tata
Non-executive director

Noel Tata

Noel Tata was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 January 2017.

Strengths and experience

Noel has a BA in Economics and has completed the International Executive Programme of the INSEAD Business School in France. He is the Managing Director of Tata International Limited, a global trading and distribution company and a trading arm of the Tata Group, the privately-owned multinational holding company headquartered in Mumbai. He is also a director of various Tata Group companies, including those listed below. He brings to the Board a long and successful career in global businesses and extensive experience in high growth economies, including Asia and Africa.

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Managing Director of Tata International Ltd
  • Non-executive director of Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd*
  • Non-executive Chairman of Tata Investment Corporation*
  • Non-executive Chairman of Trent Ltd*, a consumer retail company
  • Non-independent, non-executive director of Titan Company Ltd*
  • Non-independent, non-executive director of Voltas Ltd*

*all of these companies are listed on the Bombay and Indian National Stock Exchanges


Sir Kevin Tebbit, KCB, CMG
Senior Independent Director

Sir Kevin Tebbit

Sir Kevin Tebbit was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 14 June 2006 and was appointed as the Senior Independent Director on 17 November 2015.

Strengths and experience

Sir Kevin has a BA in History. He held policy management and finance posts in the MoD, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NATO. These included three years’ service in Washington as Defence and European Counsellor at the British Embassy before becoming Director of GCHQ and finally Permanent Under Secretary at the Ministry of Defence from 1998 to 2005. Sir Kevin’s career as a former senior British civil servant provides Smiths with considerable experience in the security and defence sectors and in government relations issues.

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

External appointments

  • Executive Vice President, AECOM UK (Government and Defence)
  • Senior Associate Fellow at Royal United Services Institute
  • Visiting Professor at Kings College, London
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Imperial College Institute for Security, Science and Technology

Melanie Rowlands
Company Secretary & Deputy Group General Counsel

Melanie Rowlands

Mel Rowlands was appointed as Company Secretary on 29 May 2015.

Strengths and experience

Mel holds an MA in Law from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor. She joined Smiths in 2013, having previously held senior roles in BG Group plc and Linde AG. Most recently, she was the General Counsel of British Gas and Legal & HR Director of Edwards Group.








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