GKN PLC: Directorate Change
GKN plc - Group Finance Director
GKN plc announces that William (Bill) Seeger, Group Finance Director, intends to step down from the Board on 25 February 2014 following the announcement of the annual results for 2013 and to retire from the GKN Group on 31 August 2014. Bill Seeger joined GKN in 2003 and held senior finance positions within GKN Aerospace before being appointed Group Finance Director in September 2007.
GKN also announces the appointment of Adam Walker to succeed Bill Seeger as Group Finance Director on 26 February 2014. He will join the GKN Board on 1 January 2014 as Group Finance Director Designate. Adam is currently Group Finance Director of Informa plc, a position he has held since March 2008.
GKN Chairman, Mike Turner, said "Bill has made a significant contribution during his time with GKN and particularly during the last six years as Group Finance Director. Bill's financial discipline, strong leadership and commitment have been key factors in the consolidation of the Group's financial strength and the creation of strong foundations for future growth. We thank him for his contribution and wish him every success in the future."
"We are delighted that Adam will join the Group as Bill's successor. His wide ranging financial management experience in international quoted companies makes him ideally suited for the role at GKN and we look forward to welcoming him to the Group."
There are no matters to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Notes to Editors
Bill Seeger joined GKN in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GKN Aerospace, a role he held until 2007 when he was appointed as President and Chief Executive Propulsion Systems and Special Products, GKN Aerospace and as a member of the Executive Committee of GKN plc. He was appointed Group Finance Director in September 2007. Prior to joining GKN, he held a number of senior finance positions at TRW Inc spanning over 20 years, latterly as Vice-President Financial Planning and Analysis.
Adam Walker joined Informa plc in March 2008 as Group Finance Director. Informa plc, a FTSE 250 quoted company, is an international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities. Prior to joining Informa, he worked for National Express Group plc, from 2001 as Head of Corporate Development and from 2003 as Finance Director. His early career was in corporate finance including with Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and Arthur Andersen.
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