IMI PLC (IMI) - Appointment of non-executive director
RNS Number : 4139Q
06 November 2012
6 November 2012
IMI plc ("IMI" or "the Group")
Appointment of new non-executive director
IMI, the international engineering group, today announces the appointment of
Birgit Nørgaard as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Birgit has held a number of senior executive positions in consulting
engineering, the most recent being as CEO of Grontmij, Denmark, before which
she was COO of Grontmij NV in the Netherlands and previously CEO of The Carl
Bro Group A/S, Denmark. Prior to that she held senior management positions
with Danisco, having started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co.
She now serves as non-executive director on a number of boards including the
listed companies DSV A/S and Lindab AB as well as being non-executive chairman
of a contractor, E. Pihl & Son A.S. and of the engineering company NNE
Pharmaplan A/S. Fuller biographical details are set out below.
This appointment follows a comprehensive search process led by the Chairman,
Roberto Quarta. The board regards Birgit as an independent director in terms
of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Birgit will join the Remuneration and
Commenting on the appointment Roberto Quarta, Chairman of IMI, said:
"I am delighted that Birgit is joining the board. She has gained strong and
relevant experience, as a senior executive, in an extensive and wide ranging
business career spanning the energy, water, infrastructure and building
industries. Birgit also has been on the board of a number of public and
private companies in Denmark. We look forward to her making a valuable
contribution to the board going forwards."
There are no further matters to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.
IMI Tel: +44 (0)121 717 3712
Rollo Head / Charlie Chichester RLM Finsbury
Tel: +44 (0)20 7251 3801
Notes to editors:
IMI is a global engineering group focused on the precise control and movement
of fluids in critical applications. It works with leading international
companies in over 50 countries to deliver innovative engineering solutions,
built around valves and actuators, to address global trends such as climate
change, resource scarcity, urbanisation and an ageing population. Its shares
are listed on the London Stock Exchange and it is a member of the FTSE100.
Further information is available at www.imiplc.com.
Birgit W. Nørgaard Biography
Birgit W. Nørgaard is Danish and started her career in 1984 as a management
consultant at McKinsey & Co. In 1990 she left to join Danisco, a major Danish
industrial conglomerate, where she held a variety of senior management
positions over a ten year period.
In 2000 Birgit moved to become vice president for Nordic operations and
business development for TDC Mobile International. She then moved to join
Carl Bro Group in 2001 as an executive director in a broad CFO/COO role and
was subsequently promoted to group chief executive in 2003.
Carl Bro Group was acquired by Grontmij NV, the consulting engineering
company, in 2006 and Birgit's most recent executive position was as CEO of
Grontmij Denmark A/S as well as COO of Grontmij NV in the Netherlands. She
left Grontmij in 2010 to develop her non-executive portfolio.
Since 2010 she has served as a non-executive director on a number of boards
including the listed companies DSV A/S and Lindab AB as well as being chairman
of a general contractor, E. Pihl & Son A.S. and of the engineering company NNE
Pharmaplan A/S. Several of her other current and previous non-executive
positions relate to the energy sector.
She has a M.Sc. in Economics from the Copenhagen Business School and an MBA
from INSEAD in France.
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