The Board

Michael Turner, CBE (65)

Chairman

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in September 2009 and became Chairman in May 2012.

Experience

Has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having worked for BAE Systems plc for over 40 years, and as its Chief Executive from 2002 to 2008. Former President of the Aerospace & Defence Industries Association of Europe. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

External Appointments

Chairman of Babcock International Group PLC and non-executive Director of Lazard Ltd. Member of the Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

 

Nigel Stein (58)

Chief Executive

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in August 2001.

Experience

Joined GKN in 1994 and held a range of commercial, general management and finance roles, including Group Finance Director and Chief Executive Automotive before becoming Chief Executive in January 2012. Prior to GKN, he gained experience in the commercial vehicle and manufacturing sector and held senior financial positions with Laird Group plc and Hestair Duple Ltd. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and former non-executive Director of Wolseley plc.

External Appointments

Director of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd and Member of the Automotive Council.

 

Marcus Bryson, CBE (60)

Chief Executive Aerospace and Land Systems

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in June 2007.

Experience

Joined GKN with the acquisition of Westland Group in 1994. He has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having held a number of finance and commercial roles with Westland and senior positions in GKN's Aerospace division.  Joined the Executive Committee as Chief Executive Aerospace in January 2006 and assumed responsibility for Land Systems in October 2011.

External Appointments

President of ADS Group Ltd and co-Chairman of the Aerospace Growth Partnership.

 

Angus Cockburn (51)

Independent non-executive Director

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in January 2013.

Experience

Currently Interim Chief Executive of Aggreko plc. He joined Aggreko in 2000 from Pringle Scotland, a division of Dawson International plc, where he was Managing Director. Prior to this he held a number of roles at PepsiCo Inc and was latterly Regional Finance Director for Central Europe. Former non-executive Director of Howden Joinery Group plc and former Chairman of the Group of Scottish Finance Directors.

External Appointments

 

 

Tufan Erginbilgic (54)

Independent non-executive Director

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in May 2011.

Experience

Currently Chief Operating Officer Refining and Marketing for BP plc, with specific responsibility for the Fuels Value Chains, Global Fuels businesses, the Refining, Sales and Commercial Optimisation functions and China Business development. He also has responsibility for Fuels and Lubricants Technology. Prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Hemisphere Fuels Value Chains, Lubricants. He joined BP in 1997 and has held a number of senior marketing and operational roles, including Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive and Chief Executive of the Castrol Lubricants business. His early career was spent at Mobil Oil.

 

Shonaid Jemmett-Page (54)

Independent non-executive Director

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in June 2010.

Experience

Former Chief Operating Officer for CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution. Joined CDC from Unilever, where for eight years she was Senior Vice President Finance and Information, Home and Personal Care, originally in Asia and later for the group as a whole. Her early career was spent at KPMG, latterly as a partner.  Former non-executive Director of Havelock Europa plc and Close Brothers Group plc.

External Appointments

Independent non-executive Director of Amlin plc, APR Energy plc and Greencoat UK Wind plc. Non-executive Director and Vice Chairman of Origo Partners plc.

 

Richard Parry-Jones, CBE (62)

Senior Independent Director

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in March 2008 and as Senior Independent Director in May 2012.

Experience

Has extensive experience of the automotive industry having previously worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years, latterly as Group Vice-President Global Product Development and Group Chief Technical Officer. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Statistical Science. Former non-executive Director of Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd. Former Chairman of the Welsh Assembly Government Ministerial Advisory Group.

External Appointments

Non-executive Chairman of Network Rail Ltd. Joint Chairman of the Automotive Council.

 

Andrew Reynolds Smith (48)

Chief Executive Automotive and Powder Metallurgy

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in June 2007.

Experience

Joined GKN in 2002 and held a number of senior positions across the Group's Driveline, Powder Metallurgy and OffHighway businesses before joining the Executive Committee in January 2006. Became Chief Executive Automotive and Powder Metallurgy in October 2011.  Prior to GKN, held general management and functional positions at Ingersoll Rand, Siebe plc (now Invensys plc) and Delphi Automotive Systems. Former Chairman of the CBI Manufacturing Council and former member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Manufacturing.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Morgan Advanced Materials plc and Vice President of CLEPA (the European Association of Automotive Suppliers).

 

Adam Walker (46)

Finance Director

Appointment

Appointed to the Board in January 2014 and became Finance Director in February 2014.

Experience

Former Finance Director of Informa plc from 2008 to 2013 and operationally responsible for the Events Division from 2012 until leaving the group. Prior to this he was Head of Corporate Development at National Express Group plc before assuming the role of Group Finance Director in 2003. His early career was spent at Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and, latterly, Arthur Andersen where he held a number of senior finance positions.

 

Jos Sclater

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Appointment

Appointed General Counsel in January 2012. Assumed the joint role of General Counsel & Company Secretary in June 2014.

Experience

Joined GKN from AkzoNobel where he was Director of Legal Affairs South Asia and Pacific and Lead M&A Counsel for Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI) and held a number of senior legal positions within its headquarters and Asia Pacific operations and ICI’s Quest International business.