Chemring Group appoints Andrew Davies to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– 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.”

  • Chemring is a global business that specialises in the manufacture of high technology products and the provision of services to the aerospace, defence and security markets
  • Employing approximately 3,000 people worldwide, and with production facilities in four countries, Chemring meets the needs of customers in more than fifty countries
  • Chemring is now organised under three strategic product segments: Countermeasures, Sensors & Electronics, and Energetic Systems
  • Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that deliver high reliability solutions to protect people, platforms, missions and information against constantly changing threats
  • Operating in niche markets and with strong investment in research and development, Chemring has the agility to rapidly react to urgent customer needs

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