Independent Non-executive Director

Brian Newman

Committees

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

Appointed

  • 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 with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and a number of other organisations.