– UK – BBA Aviation today announces the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to its Board. Wayne Edmunds, who is Chief Executive of Invensys plc, will join the BBA Aviation Board with effect from 7 August 2013 and will sit on the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. From 30 September Hansel Tookes will step down from the Board in order to focus on his increasing personal and business commitments in the US.

Mr Edmunds joined Invensys as CFO of Invensys Process Systems in 2008. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Invensys plc in June 2009 and became Chief Executive in March 2011. He joined Invensys from Reuters America, Inc. having previously held senior financial roles in the technology sector, including 17 years at Lucent Technologies, Inc..

Michael Harper, Chairman commented: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Hansel for his commitment to BBA Aviation over the last six years and for the experience and knowledge that he has been able to impart. He has been a valued member of the Board and we wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, I am very pleased to welcome Wayne to BBA Aviation as a non-executive director. His extensive commercial experience, particularly in the US markets, together with his global perspective will enable him to bring valuable skills and insights to the Board of BBA Aviation.”

Wayne Edmunds commented: “I am delighted to be joining BBA Aviation and look forward to working with the other Board members and the management team. It is an exciting time to be joining the Company, with its opportunities for growth and development.”

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