BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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1. MIKE TURNER CBE (67) Chairman N Appointed to the Board in September 2009 and became Chairman in May 2012. Experience Has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having worked for BAE Systems plc for over 40 years, including as its Chief Executive from 2002 to 2008. Former President of the Aerospace & Defence Industries Association of Europe. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. External appointments Chairman of Babcock International Group PLC and non-executive director of Lazard Ltd. Member of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.
2. NIGEL STEIN (60) Chief Executive N E Appointed to the Board in August 2001. Experience Joined GKN in 1994 and held a range of commercial, general management and finance roles, including Group Finance Director and Chief Executive Automotive, before becoming Chief Executive in January 2012. Prior to GKN, he gained experience in the commercial vehicle and manufacturing sector and held senior financial positions with Laird Group plc and Hestair Duple Ltd. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and former non-executive director of Wolseley plc. External appointments Non-executive director of Inchcape plc and chairman of the UK’s Automotive Council. 4. KEVIN CUMMINGS (53) Chief Executive GKN Aerospace E Appointed to the Board in January 2016. Experience Joined GKN in 2008 as CEO GKN Aerostructures North America. Appointed Chief Executive GKN Aerospace in January 2014 and has been a member of the GKN Executive Committee since October 2014. He has held various leadership roles in programme management, strategic planning, engineering and business development; prior to joining GKN he was Executive Vice President & General Manager Launch Systems at Alliant Techsystems.
3. ANGUS COCKBURN (52) Independent non-executive Director A R N Appointed to the Board in January 2013. Experience Currently Chief Financial Officer of Serco Group plc. He joined Serco in October 2014 from Aggreko plc where he held the role of Chief Financial Officer for 14 years and was latterly Interim Chief Executive. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Pringle Scotland, a division of Dawson International plc. Previously held a number of roles at PepsiCo Inc and was latterly Regional Finance Director for Central Europe. Former non-executive director of Howden Joinery Group plc and former chairman of the Group of Scottish Finance Directors. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh.
5. TUFAN ERGINBILGIC (56) Independent non-executive Director A R N Appointed to the Board in May 2011. Experience Currently Chief Executive, Downstream for BP plc with specific responsibility for the Fuels, Lubricants and Petrochemicals businesses. He joined BP in 1997 and has held a number of senior marketing and operational roles, including Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer of the Fuels business and Chief Executive of the Castrol Lubricants business. His early career was spent at Mobil Oil. External appointments Director of the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
GKN plc Annual Report and Accounts 2015