G4S announces Steve Mogford to its Board as upcoming Senior Independent Director

– UK, London – G4S plc (LSE:GFS), the leading global, integrated security company, today announces the appointment of Steve Mogford as a non-executive director of its board with effect from 27 May 2016. Upon appointment, Mr Mogford will also become the Senior Independent Director as Mark Elliott, who currently fulfils that role, will retire from the board on 26 May.

Commenting on the new appointment, John Connolly, G4S chairman said: “I am delighted to welcome Steve Mogford to the board. His broad experience in senior executive and non-executive board roles, including his extensive involvement with businesses in international markets, will be extremely valuable to our board and will broaden the capabilities and experience of our board of directors.”

Steve Mogford

Steve Mogford qualified from London University in 1977 with a first class honours degree in Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics, before joining British Aerospace. During his long career with the company, Steve held a number of senior positions before being appointed Chief Operating Officer and a member of the BAE Systems plc board between 2000 and 2007. In this role, he led BAE’s major programmes businesses.

In 2007 he joined Finmeccanica, Italy’s principal defence and security company, as Chief Executive of SELEX Galileo; a subsidiary with operations in several countries and providing systems to customers around the world. Steve left Finmeccanica in 2010 to join the Board of United Utilities Group PLC before becoming Chief Executive Officer in March 2011, a position he still holds.

Steve was senior independent director with Carillion plc, until December 2015 when he retired from the Carillion board after serving nine years.

G4S is the leading global, integrated security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers. Our mission is to create material, sustainable value for our customers and shareholders by being the supply partner of choice in all our markets.

G4S is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S is active in around 100 countries and has 610,000 employees.

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