– UK, Wimborne – Cobham plc (LSE:COB), announces the appointment of John McAdam as a Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director, effective from 3 August 2017. He will also become a member of the Board’s Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

John is currently Chairman at Rentokil Initial plc and United Utilities Group plc, roles he has held since 2008. He is also Senior Independent Director for Electra Private Equity PLC, a London Stock Exchange listed investment trust. Prior to this, he held a number of Non-executive Director appointments at companies including Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, J Sainsbury plc, Sara Lee Inc. and Severn Trent Plc.

John previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of ICI plc, a position he held from 2003 until it was taken over by Akzo Nobel in 2008. He holds a BSc and a PhD from the University of Manchester.

Jonathan Flint will stand down as a member of the Cobham Board and Senior Independent Director on 3 August 2017. Jonathan has served on the Board since 1 May 2013.

Michael Wareing, Cobham Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to welcome John McAdam to Cobham’s Board. John has a wealth of experience on which we can draw, in particular from over 15 years’ service as Chairman and board director of a number of leading UK companies. I would also like to thank Jonathan Flint, who is leaving the Cobham Board on John’s appointment, for his significant contribution to the Company and our Board.”

For more information : http://www.cobham.com

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