Johnson Matthey announces the next appointment of Rita Forst to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Johnson Matthey Plc (LON: JMAT) today announced the appointment of Rita Forst to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 4th October 2021.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rita to our board and look forward to benefiting from her experience, knowledge and insights as JM deploys its powertrain and new energy strategies. Rita’s extensive automotive experience will enable her to provide challenge and advice to the board and support the effective delivery of JM’s strategic ambitions.” said Board Chairman, Patrick Thomas.

Rita will also become a member of our four board committees.

About Rita Forst

Rita Forst has a deep understanding of the automotive and powertrain sectors, having had a long and successful career at General Motors. She brings extensive knowledge in the field of research and development of both conventional and alternative powertrains to the board, as well as future vehicle technologies.

Rita Forst spent more than 35 years at the Opel European division of General Motors in senior engineering, product development, and management positions, including as Vice President, Engineering for General Motors Europe. She was also a member of Opel’s management board from 2010 to 2012. Rita has been responsible for the development of new generations of engines and car models for Opel and General Motors as well as European research and development activities.

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