Chemring Group welcomes Laurie Bowen to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Fareham –  Chemring Group PLC (LON: CHG) today announced the appointment of Laurie Bowen as a non-executive director. She will join the Board on 1 August 2019.

Carl-Peter Forster, Chairman of Chemring, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Laurie to Chemring. She brings significant experience within the technology and engineering sectors, and a valuable understanding of operating within the US market. I am confident that she will make a strong contribution to the continued development and performance of the Group.”

About Laurie Bowen

Laurie is an experienced non-executive director, with broad technology and engineering experience and a strong track record of driving growth in complex international businesses. American by birth, she has over 30 years of leadership experience at large multinational telecommunications and technology companies including Cable & Wireless Communications plc, Tata Communications, BT Group plc and IBM.

Most recently she was Chief Executive of Telecom Italia Sparkle in the Americas, a subsidiary of the €1.3billion international wholesale arm of Telecom Italia.

She is currently a non-executive director at Ricardo plc, the FTSE-listed technology, product innovation and engineering consultancy, and was previously a non-executive director at customer experience technology provider, Transcom Worldwide AB.

Laurie has an MBA, a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BSc in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

About Chemring

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 2,500 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 two strategic product segments: Sensors & Information and Countermeasures & Energetics
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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