Our business is governed by the Board of Directors, comprising Non–executive and Executive Directors. Our Non–executive Directors bring with them a wide range of skills and experience.
Nomination Committee – Chair
Born May 1949
Joined the IMI Board as Non-executive Director in June 2011, Chairman and head of Nomination Committee from November 2011.
Roberto Quarta has significant management experience spanning a broad range of manufacturing and service businesses with global operations. Roberto is currently Chairman at Smith & Nephew plc, a partner and Chairman Europe of the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, where he has worked since 2000. He is also a Non-executive Director Spie SA. His previous board positions include Rexel SA, Chairman of BBA Group plc (where he was also Chief Executive) and Italtel SpA, Executive Director of BTR plc, and Non-executive Director of BAE Systems plc, Foster Wheeler AG, PowerGen plc, Azure Dynamics Corp and Equant NV.
Born June 1959
Joined IMI in 2013.
Mark Selway joined the IMI Board in October 2013 as Chief Executive Designate and became Chief Executive on 1 January 2014. Mark was previously chief executive at Boral Limited, Australia’s leading building materials company between 2010 and 2012. Prior to that he served as chief executive of The Weir Group plc for eight years between 2001 and 2009. Before joining Weir he was a main Board Director at Britax International plc between 1996 and 2000. For two years between 2009 and 2011 he was a Non-executive Director of Lend Lease the Australian listed property and construction company.
Finance Director to 28 February 2015
Born June 1956
Joined IMI and the Board in 2006
Douglas will be retiring from the Company and the Board on 7 May 2015
Douglas Hurt was previously with GlaxoSmithKline where he held both financial and operational roles including a number of US and European senior management positions. He has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also a Non-executive Director of Tate & Lyle PLC.
Born May 1967
Joined IMI in 1988
Roy Twite was appointed to the Board in February 2007. During his career with IMI, Roy has held a number of senior roles in all of IMI's platform businesses and since 2011 has had responsibility for the IMI Critical Engineering platform. Roy joined IMI on the Graduate Engineering scheme in 1988 and from 2001 Roy’s career with IMI progressed as he held senior management roles including Managing Director of IMI Norgren UK (2001), President of IMI Hydronic Engineering (2004), President of Retail Dispense (2007) and President of IMI Precision Engineering (2009). Roy is a Non-executive Director at Halma plc and gained his Masters degree from Cambridge University in 1998.
Joined IMI in January 2015
Daniel joined IMI and the Board as Finance Director designate on 1 January 2015. Prior to IMI, Daniel was Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board at Borealis AG, the international chemical and plastics producer. Prior to joining Borealis in 2007, he spent 12 years at The BOC Group plc, the former FTSE 100 industrial gases company, where he served in a number of senior finance and management roles including Finance Director of the Industrial & Special Products division and Group Treasurer. Daniel will succeed Douglas Hurt as Finance Director in early 2015.
Senior Non-executive Director
Born June 1957
Joined the IMI Board in 2006
Anita Frew is Deputy Chairman of LBG and a Non-executive Director of Llloyds Banking Group plc. She has extensive business experience including 15 years on industrial boards. She was previously an Non-executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management, Chairman of Victrex, Executive Director of Abbott Mead Vickers plc, and Director of Corporate Development at WPP Group plc. Anita is our Senior Non-executive Director.
Remuneration Committee – Chair
Born May 1950
Joined the IMI Board in 2008
Bob Stack is on the Board of Earthwatch International and a Non-executive Director of Signet Jewellers Ltd. Past Directorships include J Sainsbury where he was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for eight years and Cadbury plc where he was an Executive Director for 12 years. He was formerly a Trustee of Earthwatch Europe.
Born May 1954
Joined the IMI Board in 2012
Carl-Peter Forster has worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He currently holds Non-executive Director positions at Geely Automobile Holdings, a Hong Kong listed company, Volvo Cars Corporation and Rexam PLC. Carl-Peter is the Chairman of ZMDi AG in Dresden, an analogue/digital semiconductor company and cofounder of Lead Equities, a small cap private equity fund management company in Vienna.
Prior to this he was Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Motors Ltd from February 2010 to September 2011 and has also held a number of senior management positions with both General Motors and BMW. He was a Non-executive Director of Rolls Royce Group plc between 2003 and 2006. He started his career in 1982, as a consultant for McKinsey & Company in Munich.
He has a Diploma in Economics from the Bonn University and a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from Technical University in Munich.
Born July 1958
Joined the IMI Board in 2012
Birgit serves as Non-executive Director on a number of boards including the listed companies Cobham plc, DSV A/S, WSP inc. and Lindab AB as well as being Non-executive Chairman of the engineering company NNE Pharmaplan A/S. Previously, Birgit has held a number of senior executive positions in consulting engineering, the most recent being as CEO of Grontmij Carl Bro, Denmark, and COO of its parent company Grontmij NV in the Netherlands. Prior to that she held senior management positions with Danisco, having started her career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Birgit has an MSc in Economics from Copenhagan Business School and an MBA from INSEAD.
Audit Committee – Chair
Born March 1954
Joined the Board in October 2014
Ross McInnes is Deputy Chief Executive of Safran SA, the international aerospace, defence and security group, which he joined in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. Previously he held a number of senior finance roles including Chief Financial Officer of PPR, the French luxury group and Chief Financial Officer of Thales, the aerospace and defence business. In addition to his role as deputy chief executive of Safran SA, Ross is a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee at Faurecia SA, the automotive equipment supplier and Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Eutelsat Communications SA, the commercial satellite operator. Ross is Chairman of the Audit Committee.