Surface Transforms appoints two new independent non-executive directors with considerable experience

Surface Transforms

Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE), manufacturers of carbon fibre reinforced ceramic automotive brake discs, has announced the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors with immediate effect.

Matthew Taylor joins the Board as non-executive director after retiring from his role as CEO of Bekaert SA in 2020. Bekaert SA is a €5billion revenue, 30,000 employee global steel wire business headquartered in Belgium with 45% of its business in automotive. Prior to this role, Matthew was CEO of Edwards Vacuum, CEO of JC Bamford, and Global MD of Land Rover following his early career in sales and marketing roles with Ford after a short spell in the Royal Navy.

Julia Woodhouse also joins the Board as non-executive director. Julia spent her executive career with Ford Motor Company where her roles included Director, Global Power Train Purchasing, based in USA and Director, Global Chassis Purchasing, based in Germany. She retired from Ford in 2018 and is currently a non-executive director of Outokumpu a leading global stainless steel manufacturer based in Helsinki. Julia is also a member of the RICS Standards and Regulations Board.

Further information relating to Matthew Taylor

In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, Matthew Gordon Robert Taylor (aged 60) holds or has held in the past five years the following directorships and partnerships:

CurrentLast 5 years
Edwards Limited
 CEDEP (European Centre for Executive Development)
 BBRG Holding (UK) Ltd
 Bekaert Building Products Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Carding Solutions Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Coördinatiecentrum NV
 Bekaert Holding Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert North America Management Corporation
 Bekaert Services Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Specialty Wire Products Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Stainless Products Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Steel Cord Products Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Strategic Partnerships Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Wire Products Hong Kong Limited
 Bekaert Xinyu Hong Kong Limited
 NV Bekaert SA

Matthew Taylor does not hold any shares in the Company.

Further information relating to Julia Woodhouse

In accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules, Julia Woodhouse (aged 62) holds or has held in the past five years the following directorships and partnerships:

CurrentLast 5 years
Outokumpu OYJ

Julia Woodhouse does not hold any shares in the Company.

David Bundred (Chairman) said: “We are delighted to welcome both Matthew and Julia to the Board of the Company. Their considerable experience within multi-site, multinational large companies in the automotive industry will be invaluable not just in terms of the expansion of our existing Knowsley factory, but also when we move beyond this phase and expand the Company to other manufacturing locations and working with further automotive customers. We are all looking forward to working with our new colleagues.”

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