Versarien plc (LON: VRS), the advanced materials engineering group, has today announced that Susan Bowen has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Company, with immediate effect.
Susan is an experienced business leader with over 20 years of operational experience in the technology sector. She is currently President and CEO of Cogeco Peer 1, a Canadian headquartered company providing managed IT services, where she is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the company globally, with a strong focus on helping customers scale their business. She is also a non-executive director of JISC, a membership organisation providing digital solutions for UK education and research and a member of the techUK membership, finance and performance board. Prior to joining Cogeco Peer 1 in 2016, she spent 17 years at Hewlett Packard, latterly as Chief of Staff UK and Ireland and formerly as Director of Strategy in the UK and Ireland.
Commenting on the appointment Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien plc, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Susan Bowen to the Versarien board. She brings strong digital, commercial and people management skills gained from her current and previous transformational roles.
In particular Susan has significant experience in business scale up and we look forward to utilising her skills and experience as Versarien progresses its graphene commercialisation strategy.”