– UK, Windsor – Morgan Advanced Materials plc announces that Helen Bunch is appointed to the Board, as a non-executive director, with effect from 24 February 2016.
Helen is currently Managing Director of Wates Smartspace. A fuller biography is set out below.
The appointment follows a comprehensive search process led by the Nomination Committee. Following Helen’s appointment, the Board will comprise six non-executive directors and two executive directors.
Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Shilston, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen Bunch to the Board as a non-executive director. Helen brings significant experience of driving business performance and building businesses in new markets from her roles at ICI and Wates, and will offer the Board a valuable external executive perspective. Helen’s appointment is part of the continuing development of the Morgan Board”
Helen Bunch is Managing Director of Wates Smartspace, a division of the Wates Group. The family-owned construction services company, employing around 4,000 people, with a turnover of £1bn in 2014, focuses on three key strategic sectors: construction, property services and residential developments. Helen became Managing Director of Wates Retail in January 2011. Under her leadership, Wates Retail merged with Wates Interiors in 2012 and was subsequently renamed Wates Smartspace in 2015 to reflect the diversity of the business.
Helen joined Wates in 2006, as Group Strategy Director, developing and supporting the delivery of the Group’s growth and also led the establishment of Wates International in Abu Dhabi. Prior to Wates, Helen spent 15 years with ICI working in global businesses that served a wide variety of industries from automotive to household products.
About Morgan Advanced Materials
Morgan Advanced Materials plc is a global materials technology company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies.
From an extensive range of advanced materials we produce components, assemblies and systems that deliver significantly enhanced performance for our customers’ products and processes. Our engineered solutions are produced to very high tolerances and many are designed for use in extreme environments.
The Company thrives on breakthrough innovation. Our materials scientists and applications engineers work in close collaboration with customers to create outstanding, highly differentiated products that perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer.
Morgan Advanced Materials plc has a global presence with more than 9,000 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector (ticker MGAM).
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