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           Board of Directors 21
    Dr Yuri Nikolaevich Zhuk
Technical Director
Yuri is a co-founder and Technical Director. He is chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee.
Yuri started his career as a scientist and has more than 25 years of successful international technology business experience
in advanced materials. He holds an MSc (with Distinction) in Physics and a PhD degree in Plasma Physics and Chemistry from
the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and an MBA from the Open University in the UK. Yuri managed the Company’s CVD coating technology development from early laboratory stage
to the aerospace-approved manufacturing technology now used by blue chip customers.
He has participated in several fundraisings from the first seed capital round to the Hardide
plc listing on the London Stock Exchange AIM market. As Technical Director, Yuri is responsible for
all aspects of development of
the Company’s technology. He
is the author of patents and numerous scientific and technical publications and has presented Hardide’s technology at leading international conferences. Yuri brings in-depth knowledge of advanced coatings and surface engineering technology, proven expertise in management of
R&D and commercialisation
of advanced materials, technology start-ups, patenting and intellectual property management.
Current external appointments:
In 2019, Yuri was appointed a Visiting Fellow and a Recognised Teacher at the Cranfield University School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing.
Andrew Richard Boyce
Non-Executive Director
Andrew was appointed Non- executive Director on 12th June 2012. Andrew is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Andrew represents a significant family shareholding with a 12.5% interest in the Group’s issued share capital: the family having been
an investor in the Group since 2003. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of the Hardide business. He has significant experience as a director on multiple boards and adds an informed and challenging dimension to the Board. Since 1987, Andrew has been involved
in the management and growth of numerous family businesses. These encompass farming, property and other commercial activities. After graduating in 1984 with a Diploma in Agriculture
and Estate Management from
the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Andrew worked in commercial property sales and lettings, and development site appraisals and acquisitions.
Current external appointments: Director of a number of farming and property companies. Other appointments include non- executive director of TDCM Ltd, manufacturer of electric motors for the automotive sector, electric two-wheeler and leisure markets, where he is chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
Timothy Julian Rice
Non-Executive Director
Timothy was appointed Non- executive Director on 20th March 2018. Tim is chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and is Senior Independent Director.
Tim brings more than 30 years
of experience in the aerospace and defence sectors, having
held senior executive positions with companies such as Vector Aerospace, Safran Group, Spirent and Dowty. He is an experienced advisor to companies in the aerospace and defence sectors, involved in strategy, business development, partnering, and organisational change. Tim holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from Warwick University.
Current external appointments: Director - C House Consulting Limited, Trustee - Insight Gloucestershire, Director - The International Centre for Birds of Prey.

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