Rolls-Royce appoints new NED

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By admin October 5, 2015 21:29

Rolls-Royce appoints new NED

Rolls-Royce Holdings has appointed Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director. Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee.

Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012. He has used his extensive industrial leadership experience to work closely with Unitas’ portfolio companies, including being a director of technology company Edwards Group Limited (previously NASDAQ listed) from March 2012 until its sale to Atlas Copco in August 2013.

Sir Kevin served for 9 years until 31 December 2011 as CEO of GKN, after leading GKN’s Aerospace division from 1999 to 2003. Before joining GKN, he spent nearly 20 years with British Aerospace (BAE plc), predominantly in its Military Aircraft and Defence businesses before becoming Group Managing Director of BAE’s New Business division. Sir Kevin also served as a Non-Executive Director of Scottish and Southern Energy plc between June 2004 and July 2008.

He was knighted in 2006 for services to industry, holds an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University and is a Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire, The Royal Aeronautical Society and The Chartered Institute of Management.

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By admin October 5, 2015 21:29