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:
|Current||Last 5 years|
|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:
|Current||Last 5 years|
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.”