Gooch & Housego announces Gary Bullard to its Board of Directors as upcoming Non-Executive Chairman

– UK, Ilminster –  Gooch & Housego PLC (LON: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of photonic components and systems, today announced that Gary Bullard will be appointed to the Company’s Board as Non-Executive Chairman at the Annual General Meeting on 21 February 2018. At that time Gareth Jones will step down as Non-Executive Chairman, following almost 37 years of loyal service with the Company.

Gary has extensive experience of strategic leadership roles in a range of sectors including information technology, telecommunications, support services and industrial. He brings substantial international expertise in high growth environments.

Gary currently holds non-executive positions at companies including Rotork plc and Spirent Communications plc. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Logica plc, BT Group plc and IBM Corporation.

Mark Webster, CEO of Gooch & Housego, commented: “I would like to thank Gareth, both personally and on behalf of G&H, for his wisdom and guidance as Chairman over the last 3 years and for his immense contribution to G&H’s growth as a business over many years. All his friends and colleagues at the Company wish him well in his future endeavours.

Gary Bullard brings extensive strategic and leadership experience drawn from roles at an impressive group of multi-national public corporations across a range of sectors. The Board looks forward to benefiting from his counsel and expertise as the Company moves forward into its next stage of development.”

About Gooch & Housego

Gooch & Housego is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defence, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.

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