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Sir David McMurtry

Sir David McMurtry

Executive Chairman

Appointed September 1975

Contribution, skills and experience
As co-founder of Renishaw and now through his responsibilities for Group innovation and product strategy, Sir David continues to be a key contributor to the long-term sustainable success of the Company. His strategic vision, technical and industry knowledge, gained from building the Company from inception with John Deer, mean he is able to provide a significant contribution to all aspects of the business alongside his leadership of the Board.

Background
Sir David was employed by Rolls-Royce plc, Bristol, for 17 years, latterly holding the positions of deputy chief designer and assistant chief of engine design for all Rolls-Royce engines manufactured at Filton, Bristol. After inventing the original probe in the early 1970s, Sir David co-founded Renishaw in 1973 with John Deer.

His CBE was awarded for services to Science and Technology and he was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) in 1989. He is a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2017, and has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Engineering at the University of Birmingham and honorary degrees of Doctor of Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, the University of Bristol and the University of Bath. He has also been awarded an honorary fellowship at Cardiff University. Sir David is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and in 2011 became a Fellow of The Royal Society. The Institute of Physics jointly awarded its 2012 Swan Medal to Sir David and John Deer for their roles in founding Renishaw and leading it to become one of the world's principal manufacturers of metrology equipment. In 2019 he was honoured by the Manufacturing Technologies Association for his outstanding contribution to British engineering. In addition to his role as Executive Chairman, Sir David also has responsibility for Group technology.

External appointments
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John Deer

John Deer

Deputy Chairman

Appointed July 1974

Contribution, skills and experience
Having held responsibility for manufacturing and quality for many years, John's extensive experience is important in ensuring Renishaw continues to deliver efficient, high-quality manufacturing – a key component of the Company's strategy. In addition, having founded the Company with Sir David McMurtry, John's commercial and international experience also brings deep insight and strategic vision to the Board. John has been and continues to be instrumental in the strategic decisions for growing the business into new markets and territories, whether organically or by acquisition.

Background
John trained as a mechanical engineer and worked for Rolls-Royce plc, Bristol, from 1960 to 1974. He was Managing Director of Renishaw from 1974 to 1989, primarily involved in the commercial direction of the Group, with particular emphasis on marketing and the establishment of the Group's whollyowned subsidiaries in the USA, Ireland, Japan, Germany, France and Italy. John and Sir David McMurtry were members of the four-man team of Renishaw engineers honoured with the MacRobert Award in 1987. In 2012, John was awarded the Swan Medal by the Institute of Physics jointly with Sir David McMurtry for their roles in founding Renishaw and leading it to become one of the world's principal manufacturers of metrology equipment. In September 2014 John was awarded an honorary fellowship at the University of South Wales for his contribution to UK manufacturing and in October that year he and Sir David were jointly honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Gloucestershire Business Awards. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering by the University of Bristol in 2018 and in 2019 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. In 2019 he was also honoured by the Manufacturing Technologies Association for his outstanding contribution to British engineering. John is responsible for Group manufacturing and Group quality.

External appointments
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Will Lee

Will Lee

Chief Executive

Appointed August 2016 as Group Sales and Marketing Director, February 2018 as Chief Executive

Contribution, skills and experience
Will has an in-depth understanding of the Group's business, products and markets, having held various senior management positions, which have included engineering, operations, and sales and marketing, prior to his appointment as Chief Executive. Will was selected as Chief Executive having demonstrated to the Board the leadership capabilities, breadth of knowledge and relationships to continue to develop the Renishaw business and has a record of performance execution.

Background
Will joined the Renishaw graduate scheme in 1996 and became Director and General Manager for the Laser and Calibration Products Division in 2007. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the University of Bath. In 2014 he became Director and General Manager of the Machine Tool Products Division. In December 2015, he was appointed to the new role of Director of Group Sales and Marketing and became a member of the Executive Committee.

In February 2018 Will was appointed Chief Executive, taking over from Sir David McMurtry. He is responsible for the product divisions, overseas sales subsidiaries and human resources.

External appointments
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Allen Roberts

Allen Roberts

Group Finance Director

Appointed October 1980

Contribution, skills and experience

Allen has a deep understanding of the Group's business, products, relationships and the sectors in which it operates. Having led the finance function for many years, the Board values in particular his management of the financial risks, reporting and planning for a Group that has seen significant growth, as well as his contribution to strategy and business development. Allen has a strong record of operational excellence.

Background
Allen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Before joining Renishaw in 1979, he was employed for 11 years by Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Allen heads Group Finance, Business Systems and Wotton Travel Ltd. He is also responsible for the metrology regulatory and quality assurance functions and corporate social responsibility.

External appointments
None

Sir David Grant

Sir David Grant

Senior Independent Director

Appointed April 2012

Contribution, skills and experience
Sir David has extensive engineering experience, having held various leadership positions at international engineering companies and government-related science and technology bodies, where he has been recognised for his contributions to industry. Sir David's career experience, initially as a student apprentice and latterly as a university vice-chancellor, also brings a unique insight into how the Company should continue to recruit talent, increase diversity and develop its current people, who are central to the Company's strategy and long-term sustainable success. The Board also values Sir David's role as Senior Independent Director.

Background
Sir David was vice-chancellor of Cardiff University from October 2001 until August 2012, with responsibility for 30,000 students, 6,000 members of staff, and an annual income of £430m. Prior to that he held leadership positions at a number of international engineering companies including Dowty Group and GEC plc where he was group technical director. Sir David has served as a vice-president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; and from 2007 to 2012 he was a vice-president of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been a council member of EPSRC and a governing board member of Innovate UK. His PhD in Engineering Science was awarded by the University of Durham in 1974. In 1997, he was made a CBE for his contribution to the UK Foresight Programme. Sir David was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1997 and elected an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, in 2000. He served on the Board of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory from 2012 until 2018. He was also chair of STEMNET until 2018. Sir David received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2016 for his contributions to engineering, technology and education.

External appointments
Non-executive director and nomination and remuneration chair of IQE plc
Chair of the National Physical Laboratory

Carol Chesney

Carol Chesney

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed October 2012

Contribution, skills and experience
Carol's career, both in finance and as a company secretary in a listed company environment, has provided her with an in-depth understanding of corporate governance, internal controls, compliance, M&A and pensions. This knowledge and experience is important to the effectiveness of the Board. Her extensive financial expertise and insight make her ideally placed to serve as Chair of the Audit Committee. Serving as audit committee chair at a number of other listed companies also brings a wider industry perspective.

Background
Carol Chesney is a Chartered Accountant who worked at Arthur Andersen in audit services for seven years. Carol held a senior group finance role at English China Clays plc before joining Halma plc, where she served as company secretary for 20 years, having also been group financial controller. Carol's role at Halma included corporate governance, legal compliance, equity incentives, pensions, tax, internal audit management, property, health and safety compliance, environmental reporting and anti-bribery and corruption
compliance.

External appointments
Non-executive director and audit committee chair of Hunting plc
Non-executive director and audit committee chair of Biffa plc
Non-executive director and audit committee chair of IQE plc

Catherine Glickman

Catherine Glickman

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed August 2018

Contribution, skills and experience
Catherine brings extensive HR, remuneration and pensions experience to the Board. Working closely with the remuneration committees at Genus plc and Tesco PLC, Catherine developed reward structures that aligned leadership motivation with group strategy. This background enables her to make a particularly valuable contribution as Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Catherine's breadth of human resources experience in other listed companies and as a non-executive director is particularly valued by the Board. Our own HR team are also able to leverage Catherine's background.

Background
Catherine Glickman retired as group HR director at Genus plc in February 2018, having previously held the same title at Tesco PLC where she led retail management development and customer service training during a period of significant expansion in the UK and overseas. Prior to this she held positions at Somerfield plc and The Boots Company plc. She is a graduate of Durham University with a BA Hons in English.

External appointments
Non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of Marston's PLC
Non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of TheWorks.co.uk plc
Non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of RPS Group plc

John Jeans

John Jeans

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed April 2013

Contribution, skills and experience
John has deep healthcare sector knowledge gained from senior international leadership positions in global companies including Smith & Nephew, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and GE's life science business. Also, in serving on several government
bodies relating to healthcare, John brings an invaluable insight to the Board, helping to grow the Company's healthcare products and business for the long term.

Background
John headed the commercial function of GE's life science business and was chair of its UK healthcare company. He chaired Innovate UK's stratified medicine steering group until February 2017. John served as advisor to the Prime Minister at the Office of Life Sciences in the medical technology sector for a period of four years ending June 2018. He has served on several government bodies including the Ministerial Committee on Medical Technologies. Previously he was the deputy chief executive of the Medical
Research Council, chair of Cardiff University, chair of UK Biocentre Ltd and Imanova Ltd (an imaging research partnership between three London universities and the MRC), a non-executive director of Prometic Life Sciences Inc. and a director of the University Employers Association. He was awarded the CBE for services to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Science in 2012.

External appointments
Non-executive director of Edinburgh Molecular Imaging
Chair of the Scottish government's Digital Health & Care Institute at the University of Strathclyde
Chair of the strategic advisory board for the Singapore Government's diagnostics hub
Advisor to the Singapore Government on advanced manufacturing, health and biomedical science
Leads Innovate UK's knowledge transfer network's (KTN) health board

Jacqueline Conway

Jacqueline Conway

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Appointed November 2019

Contribution, skills and experience
Jacqueline spent 12 years in the FTSE 100 with Vodafone Group plc in a variety of roles within the group legal and corporate secretariat team. She has substantial experience of operating in a listed environment and has specialised in corporate governance, risk and compliance. Jacqueline is responsible for offering legal and governance advice and guidance to the Board and senior management, as well as leading the Renishaw legal function.

Background
Jacqueline joined Renishaw in October 2019 as General Counsel and Company Secretary elect. She had previously held a number of positions at Vodafone, including Group Risk and Compliance Director. Prior to that, Jacqueline had worked across private practice, in-house and government, both in Australia and in the UK, specialising in Intellectual Property law.

External appointments
None