Rolls-Royce Takes Davies on Board
Rolls-Royce appointed Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with effect from November 1, 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Audit Committee.
Alan Davies is currently Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Diamonds and Minerals division. He joined Rio Tinto in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in Australia, London and the US, predominantly in Rio Tinto's Iron Ore product group where he has served as CFO, Managing Director Global Development and as President International Operations. Alan Davies is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Ian Davis, Rolls-Royce, Chairman, said, "I am delighted that Alan Davies will be joining us as a Non-Executive Director. He brings a wealth of leadership experience including transforming operational performance and driving cultural change through a complex global organisation. He has deep knowledge of China and other key emerging markets. Alan's appointment also adds further expertise in finance, safety and operations to the Rolls-Royce Board. I am looking forward to working with him."
Save as disclosed above, there are no further details to disclose under paragraphs 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in respect of Alan Davies.
Warren East stepped down from the Audit Committee, the Nominations and Governance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee on July 2, 2015, before taking up his appointment as Chief Executive on July 3, 2015.
On February 13, 2015, we announced that Irene Dorner would join the Board as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on July 27, 2015 and would become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Safety and Ethics Committee. Further to that announcement, she also became a member of the Audit Committee from July 27, 2015 joining Lewis Booth (chairman of the committee) and Lee Hsien Yang.