– UK, Fareham – Chemring Group PLC (LSE:CHG), today announces the appointment of Andrew Davies as an independent non-executive director. He will join the Board with immediate effect.
Andrew (age 52) brings a wealth of relevant sector experience, having served in senior roles at BAE Systems Plc for more than fourteen years. He is currently Chief Executive of Wates Group Ltd, a family-owned construction services and development company based in Leatherhead, UK, with annual turnover of approximately £1.25 billion.
Prior to joining Wates Group in January 2014, Andrew was Managing Director of BAE Systems’ Maritime business, a major division of BAE Systems, managing a turnover in excess of £2 billion and with over 14,000 employees. Prior to this he held roles as Group Strategy Director, at which time he was appointed a member of the BAE Systems Executive Committee, and Managing Director of its Land Systems division.
Peter Hickson, Chairman of Chemring and Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman-Designate of Chemring, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the Board of Chemring. He brings many years of relevant defence sector experience and will contribute significantly towards the further development of the Group. He joins the Board at an exciting time as Chemring emerges from a period of significant restructuring and as the defence sector shows positive signs of recovery.”
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