Board of directors and executive committee

Board of Directors
Charles Berry
Chairman
Charles Berry
Chairman

ABOUT Charles Berry

Appointment to the Board:
Charles Berry was appointed to the Board in March 2012 and became non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nominations Committee on 27 April 2012.

External Appointments:
Chairman of The Weir Group PLC.

Previous Experience He was an Executive Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and Chief Executive of their UK Operations between 2000 and 2005. Prior to joining Scottish Power, he was Group Development Director of Norwest Holst, a subsidiary of Compagnie General des Eaux, and held management positions within subsidiaries of Pilkington plc. He is a former non-executive director and Chairman of Eaga plc, Thus Group plc and Drax Group plc, and a former non-executive director of Impax Environmental Markets PLC and Securities Trust of Scotland plc.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Management.

David Squires
Group Chief Executive
David Squires
Group Chief Executive

ABOUT David Squires

Appointment to the Board:
David Squires joined the Board on 1 May 2015 and became Group Chief Executive on 1 June 2015.

External Appointments:
David started his career in the Oil Industry working for Shell, however, most of his working life has been spent in the Aerospace Industry, initially with Hughes Aircraft Company (now Raytheon), then GEC-Marconi/BAE Systems, Eaton Corporation, and Cobham plc, before joining Senior plc in May 2015.

A graduate in business management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, David has held senior posts in operations and procurement, business development, programme management and general management.  Prior to joining Senior plc, David was Chief Operating Officer of Cobham plc.

Celia Baxter
Independent Non-executive Director
Celia Baxter
Independent Non-executive Director

ABOUT Celia Baxter

Appointment to the Board:
Celia Baxter joined the Board on 2 September 2013 and became Chair of the Remuneration Committee in December 2013.

External Appointments:
She is a non-executive Director of NV Bekaert SA.

Previous Experience:
Her early HR career was with Ford Motor Company and KPMG. She has held executive HR positions with Hays plc, Enterprise Oil Plc and Tate & Lyle Plc, and most recently was Director of Group HR of Bunzl plc.

Qualifications:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Susan Brennan
Independent Non-executive Director
Susan Brennan
Independent Non-executive Director

ABOUT Susan Brennan

Appointment to the Board:
Susan Brennan joined the Board on 1 January 2016.

External Appointments:
She is Chief Operations Officer at Bloom Energy Corporation, a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cell technology based in Sunnyvale, California.

Previous Experience:
She has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience, including automotive vehicle, powertrain and components assembly.  She served as VP of Manufacturing at Nissan North America, Inc. and as Director of global manufacturing at Ford, where she led a global business office for Ford's assembly, powertrain and stamping plants.

Derek Harding
Group Finance Director
Derek Harding
Group Finance Director

ABOUT Derek Harding

Appointment to the Board:
Derek Harding joined the Board on 2 September 2013.

External Appointments:
He joined Senior from Wolseley plc, where he had worked for 11 years, most recently as Finance Director of Wolseley UK. Prior to this, he undertook a number of group roles including Director of Group Strategy & Investor Relations and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998 following which he fulfilled audit and transaction services roles in the UK and USA before joining Wolseley in 2002.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) in Banking & Finance and a Chartered Accountant.

Giles Kerr
Independent Non-executive Director
Giles Kerr
Independent Non-executive Director

ABOUT Giles Kerr

Appointment to the Board:
Giles Kerr joined the Board on 2 September 2013. Giles became Chairman of the Audit Committee, when David Best retired from the Board in April 2014.

External Appointments:
He is Director of Finance of Oxford University and is a non-executive director of Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, BTG Plc and PayPoint plc.

Previous Experience:
Giles held a number of positions with Amersham PLC within finance and corporate development, culminating in his role as Group Finance Director. He was formerly a Partner with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) in Economics and a Chartered Accountant.

Mark E. Vernon
Senior Independent Non-executive Director
Mark E. Vernon
Senior Independent Non-executive Director

ABOUT Mark E. Vernon

Appointment to the Board:
Mark E. Vernon joined the Board in April 2011.

External Appointments:
He is a director of LiqTech International, Inc.

Previous Experience:
He was the Group Chief Executive of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc until his retirement in January 2014. He has had a long career in the industrial engineering industry, serving previously as Group Vice-president of Flowserve’s Flow Control Business Unit, Group Vice-president of Durco International and President of Valtek International, a global controls business.

Qualifications:
BSc in Chemistry.

Andrew Bodenham
Group Company Secretary
Andrew Bodenham
Group Company Secretary

ABOUT Andrew Bodenham

Andrew Bodenham, joined as Group Company Secretary in 2002. He acts as Secretary to the Senior plc Board and its Committees and also sits on the Group’s Executive and Treasury Committees.

Qualifications:
LLB (Hons) and a Chartered Secretary.

Executive Committee
David Squires
Group Chief Executive
David Squires
Group Chief Executive

ABOUT David Squires

Appointment to the Board:
David Squires joined the Board on 1 May 2015 and became Group Chief Executive on 1 June 2015.

External Appointments:
David started his career in the Oil Industry working for Shell, however, most of his working life has been spent in the Aerospace Industry, initially with Hughes Aircraft Company (now Raytheon), then GEC-Marconi/BAE Systems, Eaton Corporation, and Cobham plc, before joining Senior plc in May 2015.

A graduate in business management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, David has held senior posts in operations and procurement, business development, programme management and general management.  Prior to joining Senior plc, David was Chief Operating Officer of Cobham plc.

Derek Harding
Group Finance Director
Derek Harding
Group Finance Director

ABOUT Derek Harding

Appointment to the Board:
Derek Harding joined the Board on 2 September 2013.

External Appointments:
He joined Senior from Wolseley plc, where he had worked for 11 years, most recently as Finance Director of Wolseley UK. Prior to this, he undertook a number of group roles including Director of Group Strategy & Investor Relations and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998 following which he fulfilled audit and transaction services roles in the UK and USA before joining Wolseley in 2002.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) in Banking & Finance and a Chartered Accountant.

David Beavan
Group Head of Business Development
David Beavan
Group Head of Business Development

ABOUT David Beavan

David took up the role of Group Head of Business Development in April 2014. He joined the Group in 2004, when he was appointed the Chief Executive of Senior Aerospace BWT. Prior to joining Senior, David had general management experience within automotive and commercial aircraft 1st tier supplier industries.

Andrew Bodenham
Group Company Secretary
Andrew Bodenham
Group Company Secretary

ABOUT Andrew Bodenham

Andrew Bodenham, joined as Group Company Secretary in 2002. He acts as Secretary to the Senior plc Board and its Committees and also sits on the Group’s Treasury Committee.

Launie Fleming
Chief Executive of Aerospace Fluid Systems
Launie Fleming
Chief Executive of Aerospace Fluid Systems

ABOUT Launie Fleming

A US citizen, he has worked for the Group for around 17 years. He joined the Executive Committee upon his appointment as Chief Executive of Aerospace Fluid Systems in September 2008. Prior to that appointment he had been Chief Executive of Senior Aerospace SSP.

Bindi Foyle
Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Bindi Foyle
Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

ABOUT Bindi Foyle

A Chartered Accountant, she joined the Group in 2006 as the Group Financial Controller. In 2014, she was appointed Head of Investor Relations & People Development, and in September 2016 became Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications. She is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Senior, she held a number of finance positions at Amersham plc and GE Healthcare.

Jane Johnston
Group HR Director
Jane Johnston
Group HR Director

ABOUT Jane Johnston

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Jane Johnston joined Senior in May 2016 as Group HR Director, responsible for HR strategy across the Group.  Before joining Senior, Jane was Group HR Director at Pace plc and prior to this, she held senior HR positions in the pharmaceutical, construction and financial services sectors.

Joe Mockus
Chief Executive of Aerospace Structures
Joe Mockus
Chief Executive of Aerospace Structures

ABOUT Joe Mockus

A US citizen, he joined the Group in October 2010 as the Chief Executive of Senior Flexonics Bartlett and subsequently added responsibility for the Senior Flexonics businesses in Mexico and India. He was appointed Chief Executive of Aerospace Structures in February 2017. Prior to joining Senior, Joe served as President and COO of Femco Holdings LLC.

Mike Sheppard
Chief Executive of Flexonics
Mike Sheppard
Chief Executive of Flexonics

ABOUT Mike Sheppard

A US citizen, he has worked for the Group for over 30 years and is the Chief Executive of Flexonics. A qualified engineer, Mike’s previous positions within the Group included operational roles at the two largest Flexonics businesses, Pathway and Bartlett.