IMI PLC IMI Appointment of non-executive director

  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 
Nominations Committees.

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.

Enquiries to:

Will               Shaw 
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

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.

                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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