Cohort announces Beatrice Nicholas to its Board as upcoming Non-Executive Director

– UK, Theale –  Cohort PLC (LON: CHRT), the independent technology group, today announced the appointment of Beatrice Nicholas to its Board as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 September 2021. Beatrice will also become a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

“We are pleased to welcome Beatrice to Cohort’s board and look forward to her contribution. She brings a wealth of experience in senior roles in the defence industry, much of it in products and technologies closely aligned to Cohort and encompassing both UK and international businesses. This will be a significant benefit to the Group, given that we now have six standalone businesses based in three countries with a mix of cultures.” said Board Chairman, Nick Prest.

About Beatrice Nicholas

Beatrice Nicholas has had a distinguished career in defense engineering and research. Most recently she was Director of Engineering for the Airborne and Space division of Leonardo UK Limited, with responsibility for the execution of all engineering projects within the division.

She started her career at the GEC Hirst Research Centre in 1984, moving to GEC Marconi Avionics in 1995, where she held several senior management positions. As part of the wider consolidation in the sector, GEC Marconi Avionics became part of BAE Systems in 1999 and then Selex Galileo Limited in 2012, subsequently part of the Leonardo Group.

In 2010 she was appointed SVP with responsibility for leading the electronic warfare business. In 2012 she was appointed Group Engineering Director, with responsibility for 2,500 engineering staff in UK, Italy, the US, and the Middle East, delivering projects in the defense and space sectors.

Following her retirement from Leonardo UK Limited in 2017, she established an independent consultancy, Beatrice Nicolas Consulting Limited, advising on diversity and inclusion.

About Cohort Plc

Cohort was admitted to London’s Alternative Investment Market in March 2006. It has headquarters in Reading, Berkshire, and employs in total around 1,000 core staff there and at its other operating company sites across the UK, Germany, and Portugal.

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