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  • Roberto Quarta

    Chairman

    Roberto Quarta
    Chairman
    Born May 1949
    Joined the IMI Board as Non-executive Director in June 2011, Chairman and head of Nominations 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.

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  • Anita Frew

    Senior Non-executive Director

    Anita Frew
    Senior Non-executive Director
    Born June 1957
    Joined the IMI Board in 2006

    Anita Frew is Chairman of Victrex plc, the FTSE 250 global manufacturer of high performance polymers, having previously been the senior independent Director. She is also a senior Non-executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management and a Non-executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc.  She was previously an Executive Director of Abbott Mead Vickers plc, and Director of Corporate Development at WPP Group plc. Anita is our senior non-executive director.

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  • Bob Stack

    Non-executive Director

    Bob Stack
    Non-executive Director
    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.

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  • Carl-Peter Forster

    Non-executive Director

    Carl-Peter Forster
    Non-executive Director
    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 and Volvo Cars Corporation. 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.


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  • Phil Bentley

    Non-executive Director

    Phil Bentley
    Non-executive Director
    Born January 1959
    Joined the IMI Board in 2012

    Phil Bentley is Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless Communications. He was previously Managing Director of British Gas from March 2007 to June 2013 and on the main Board of Centrica from November 2000 to June 2013. Phil joined Centrica from Diageo where he was Global Finance Director for Guinness-UDV. Prior to that he was Group Treasurer and Director of Risk Management of Diageo plc.  Prior to Diageo, Phil spent 15 years at BP in a number of senior roles, working in China, Egypt and the US. 

    He holds a Masters Degree from Pembroke College, Oxford University and has an MBA from INSEAD in France. When Group Finance Director, Phil was a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

    He served as a non-executive director, and Chairman of the Audit Committee, of Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement retailer between 2002 and 2010.  Phil chairs the Audit Committee.

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  • Birgit Nørgaard

    Non-executive Director

    Birgit Nørgaard
    Non-executive Director
    Born July 1958
    Joined the IMI Board in 2012

    Birgit serves as non-executive director on a number of boards including the listed companies 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.

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  • Mark Selway

    Chief Executive

    Mark Selway
    Chief Executive
    Born 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.

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  • Douglas Hurt

    Finance Director

    Douglas Hurt
    Finance Director
    Born June 1956
    Joined IMI and the Board in 2006

    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.

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  • Roy Twite

    Executive Director

    Roy Twite
    Executive Director
    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 gained his Masters degree from Cambridge University in 1998.

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  • John O’Shea

    Company Secretary

    John O’Shea
    Company Secretary

    John is an English solicitor who qualified in industry and spent most of his earlier career was with Racal Electronics plc when it was a diverse group including Vodafone, Chubb, Decca and Racal business and defence electronics activities. He joined IMI in 1988 and has been head of legal and Company Secretary of IMI plc since 1997.

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  • Geoff Tranfield

    Group HR Director

    Geoff Tranfield
    Group HR Director

    Geoff Tranfield joined IMI in January 2014. Geoff was previously Group HR Director at Petrofac, the FTSE 100 $6 billion revenue oilfield services Company. Geoff has considerable international expertise from a variety of sectors including oil & gas, utilities and rail. Prior to Petrofac, Geoff spent six years with Hess Corporation in international VP HR roles.

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