Halma announces upcoming appointment of Marc Ronchetti to its Board as Group Finance Director

– UK, Amersham – Halma PLC (LSE:HLMA), the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces that, further to its 6 April 2017 announcement, Marc Ronchetti, currently Group Financial Controller, will succeed Kevin Thompson as Group Finance Director.

Kevin Thompson will continue as Group Finance Director until the recruitment of Marc’s successor as Group Financial Controller is completed and an orderly handover of both roles has occurred. This is anticipated to be no later than 31 July 2018.

The search process undertaken in the period since 6 April 2017, utilising Lygon Group, has involved the assessment and benchmarking of both internal and external candidates with the result that the Board was unanimous in its recommendation of Marc. Marc joined Halma as Group Financial Controller in 2016 from Wolseley plc where he was Finance Director of its UK operations. Prior to that, Marc was at Inchcape plc in a number of roles, culminating in his appointment as Director of Strategic Projects. He is a chartered accountant, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Andrew Williams, CEO of Halma, commented: “I am delighted that Marc will be Halma’s next Group Finance Director and joining the Board. Since joining Halma, Marc has worked closely with Kevin Thompson and through this period and the recruitment process, he has demonstrated that he brings significant operational and corporate financial expertise to the Group.

I would like to thank Kevin for his continuing support in completing an orderly transition. I look forward to working closely with Marc and together ensuring the ongoing success of Halma.”

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

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