– UK, Glasgow – Murgitroyd Group PLC is pleased to announce three new Board appointments. Gordon Stark (aged 38) joins the Board as an Executive Director, and Dr Christopher Masters, CBE, (aged 68) and John Reid (aged 63) have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Group, all with immediate effect.
Gordon Stark has a First Class degree in Biological Sciences (Immunology) from the University of Edinburgh, and is the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Group’s principal operating subsidiary, Murgitroyd & Company Limited (Murgitroyd”), which he joined in 1998. A qualified UK and European Patent Attorney, Irish Patent Agent and Community Trade Mark & Design Attorney, Gordon spent a number of years managing Murgitroyd’s Irish operations from its Dublin Office, and is currently based in its Edinburgh office.
Dr Christopher Masters, a research chemist by training, has extensive experience on the Boards of listed companies. From 1997 to 2002 he was Executive Chairman of Aggreko plc after having held a number of senior roles at Christian Salvesen plc, including Group Chief Executive. Chris is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Energy Assets Group plc and the Senior Independent Director of the Crown Agents and of Speedy Hire plc. He has previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Babtie Group Ltd, SMG plc, Sagentia Group plc and of the Festival Theatres Trust in Edinburgh, and was Senior Independent Director of both the Alliance Trust plc and John Wood Group plc. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Independent Co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.
John Reid, a principal of ReidStewart Associates, has a BSc in Engineering & Marketing and brings to the Board extensive experience of commercialising innovation across a range of industry sectors. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, John was, between 2008 and 2011, Group Commercialisation Manager of the Intermediate Technology Institute after having held a number of Managing Director positions in the electronics industry. A Council member of the Law Society of Scotland since 2011, he is the former UK Chairman of the Association of Contract Electronic Manufacturers. John is also co-author of the book, “Ideas to Reality”.
Ian Murgitroyd, Executive Chairman of the Group, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Gordon, Chris and John to the Board. Chris and John will both add to the breadth and depth of commercial expertise and public company experience on the Board, whilst Gordon brings operational, as well as IP industry, expertise.”
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