6. SHONAID JEMMETT-PAGE (55) Independent non-executive Director A R N Appointed to the Board in June 2010. Experience Former Chief Operating Officer of CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution. Joined CDC from Unilever, where for eight years she was Senior Vice-President Finance and Information, Home and Personal Care, originally in Asia and later for the group as a whole. Her early career was spent at KPMG, latterly as a partner. Former non-executive director of Havelock Europa, Close Brothers Group plc and APR Energy plc. External appointments Independent non-executive director of Amlin plc, Greencoat UK Wind plc and Caledonia Investments plc. Non-executive chairman of Origo Partners plc. 9. ADAM WALKER (48) Group Finance Director and Chief Executive GKN Land Systems E Appointed to the Board in January 2014. Assumed the role of Chief Executive GKN Land Systems in September 2015. Experience Former Finance Director of Informa plc from 2008 to 2013 and operationally responsible for the Events Division from 2012 until leaving the group. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director at National Express Group plc from 2003 to 2008. His early career was spent at Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and, latterly, Arthur Andersen where he held a number of senior finance positions. External appointments Non-executive director of Kier Group plc.
7. RICHARD PARRY-JONES CBE (64) Senior Independent Director A R N Appointed to the Board in March 2008 and as Senior Independent Director in May 2012. Experience Has extensive experience of the automotive industry having previously worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years, latterly as Group Vice-President Global Product Development and Group Chief Technical Officer. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Statistical Science. Former nonexecutive chairman of Network Rail Ltd. Former chairman of the Welsh Assembly Government Ministerial Advisory Group and the UK’s Automotive Council. External appointments Non-executive chairman of Kelda Eurobond Co Ltd and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd. 10. JOS SCLATER (43) General Counsel & Company Secretary E Appointed General Counsel in January 2012. Assumed the joint role of General Counsel & Company Secretary and was appointed to the GKN Executive Committee in June 2014. Experience Joined GKN from AkzoNobel where he was Director of Legal Affairs South Asia and Pacific and Lead M&A Counsel for Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Imperial Chemical Industries plc where he held a number of senior legal positions within its headquarters, Asia Pacific and Europe.
8. PHIL SWASH (52) Chief Executive GKN Driveline E Appointed to the Board in January 2016. Experience Joined GKN in 2007 as CEO GKN Aerospace Europe. Appointed Chief Executive GKN Driveline in September 2015. Member of the GKN Executive Committee since October 2014. Prior to his current role, Phil was Chief Executive GKN Land Systems. Has held a number of operational roles at BAE Systems and Airbus where, prior to joining GKN, he was responsible for the wing production of all Airbus aircraft. External appointments Vice-President of CLEPA (the European Association of Automotive Suppliers), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.
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