Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Brian Newman


  • Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee


  • September 2015

Relevant strengths

  • Engineering expertise
  • Knowledge of global industrial businesses, including cross-border M&A
  • Divisional management experience

Relevant experience

  • A Chartered Engineer with a degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Penn State University, USA.
  • Former Divisional Director at two FTSE 100 companies, latterly at Melrose plc as EMEA Managing Director at its subsidiary, Bridon International Group.
  • Former Divisional Managing Director at international engineering group GKN plc, with responsibility for its global Wheels and Axles Divisions.
  • Over 40 years’ experience in engineering having also previously served on the boards of two listed companies.

External commitments

  • Non-Executive Director of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, The Woodard Corporation Ltd and a number of other organisations.