Gooch & Housego welcomes Louise Evans to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Ilminster –  Gooch & Housego PLC (LON: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of optical components and systems, today announced that Louise Evans has been appointed to its Board as a Non-Executive Director, and Chair of the Audit Committee, with effect from 11th May 2020.

“I am delighted to welcome Louise to the Board. She has significant experience at Board level in listed and international businesses. Going forwards, I am sure she will make a valuable contribution to the continuing growth of the Group.” said Gary Bullard, Board Chairman.

About Louise Evans

Louise brings extensive experience from her strategic leadership roles in both listed and privately-owned technical engineering groups. She has substantial expertise in the areas of financial management and M&A as well as the implementation of internal control and risk management frameworks.

Louise is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of AIM-quoted AB Dynamics plc and a Board advisor to low carbon commodity broker SCB Group.

Louise was Group Finance Director of Braemar Shipping Services plc from 2015 to 2018 and previously Group Financial Director of Williams Grand Prix Holdings plc. Louise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

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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