The Board

Rotork is led by an effective Board which currently consists of nine members: the Chairman, the Chief Executive, the Finance Director and six independent non-executive directors. The non-executive directors are appointed for an initial term of three years. Upon the completion of this term, the appointment is reviewed and, if appropriate, extended.

Rotork Board members come from a variety of professional backgrounds including engineering, information technology, legal, finance and international sales and collectively possess significant managerial experience, as well as experience of being company directors of other public limited companies. The appointment of Ann Christin Andersen and Tim Cobbold as non-executive directors in December 2018 has further strengthened the mix of skills on the Board.

Following a rigorous review, the Board considers all non-executive directors to be independent in character and judgement from Rotork. Gary Bullard is the longest serving non-executive director and, as he will have been in office for nine years in June 2019, he will not seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 26 April 2019.

Directors’ attendance at Board and Committee meetings during 2018:

 

Board

Audit Committee

Remuneration Committee

Nomination Committee

Lucinda Bell

8

6

4

2

Gary Bullard

8

6

4

2

Jonathan Davis

8

   6(ii)

   2(ii)

   2(ii)

Peter Dilnot

8

6

4

2

Kevin Kostetler

8

   6(ii)

   4(ii)

2

Sally James

8

6

4

2

Martin Lamb

8

   6(ii)

   4(ii)

2

Ann Cristin Andersen(i)

1

1

1

0

Tim Cobbold(i)

1

1

1

0

Maximum number of meetings

8

6

4

2

(i) Appointed to the Board with effect from 1 December 2018.
(ii) Attending by invitation.