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           20 Board of Directors
     Robert John Goddard
Robert was appointed as Chairman in January 2008. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and the Sustainability & Risk Committee. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee.
Robert has over 25 years of experience serving on the
boards of public companies,
both in the UK and overseas
and most of them as chairman.
A Chartered Engineer, he has a BSc, an MSc, a DIC and an MBA from London Business School.
He has extensive international experience as a senior executive in construction, the oil industry and speciality chemicals; as
well as leading or supervising numerous M&A projects. He was Group Development Director of Burmah Castrol until 2000, when the company was sold to BP. Following that, he joined Amberley Group plc in November 2000 as Chief Executive. Here, he turned around and sold successfully
its four speciality chemical subsidiaries, thereby increasing shareholder value considerably. More recently he has undertaken a number of advisory and turnaround assignments, notably Universe Group plc of which he was Chairman until October
2017. He is an active investor
in, and sometimes adviser to, several early-stage technology companies, mainly in med-tech and pharmaceuticals.
Current external appointments: Partner at Boundless Ventures LLP
Philip David Kirkham
Chief Executive Officer
Philip was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1st September 2012. Philip is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee and the Sustainability & Risk Committee.
Philip has an executive general management career spanning more than 40 years, the last 30 years at board level in companies predominantly within the metals and engineering sector. His career includes Manufacturing Director at DSF Refractories, Divisional Managing Director
at MS International plc, Senior
Vice President Metals Division at Firth Rixson Ltd, Executive Vice President at Rolls-Royce plc and CEO of Materials Advantage Group. Prior to this he held senior operational roles at the British Steel Corporation and Sheffield Forgemasters. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Management. Philip is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer
and Fellow of the Institution
of Mechanical Engineers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in engineering and manufacturing industries as well as international, general and commercial management experience.
Current external appointments: None
Simon Andrew Hallam
Finance Director
Simon was appointed Finance Director on 20th April 2020. Simon is Company Secretary and a member of the Sustainability & Risk Committee.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles within industrial manufacturing and engineering companies.
He joined from the Doncasters Group, a leading international engineering company, where
he was Finance Director of the
UK business in the Industrial Gas Turbine Division. Prior to that, he was with IMI plc for nine years
as Finance Director of the UK business within the Precision Engineering Division. He was Company Secretary of IMI Precision Engineering Ltd for seven years and of Norgren Limited for five years. He started his career with KPMG where he spent 11
years. Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant.
Current external appointments: None

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