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Leadership team

Learn more about our Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Board of Directors

The Board comprises four executive directors (including the Executive Chairman), five independent non-executive directors and a non-executive director. There is a formal schedule of matters specifically reserved for its decision. These include the approval of annual and half-year results and trading statements, company and business acquisitions and disposals, major capital expenditure, borrowings, material agreements, director and company secretary appointments and removals, patent-related disputes and other material litigation, forecasts and major product development projects.

Sir David McMurty

Sir David McMurtry

Executive Chairman

Appointed September 1975

Areas of experience
Strategy, product development, engineering, science/technology

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Co-founder of Renishaw, provides strong leadership to the Board, and responsible for Group innovation, product strategy, and Group technology.
  • Significant contribution to the long-term sustainable success of the Company and all aspects of the business.
  • Strategic vision, and technical and industry knowledge

External appointments

None

John Deer

John Deer

Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

Appointed July 1974

Areas of expertise
Manufacturing, strategy, international

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Co-founder of Renishaw, contributes to Board leadership and strategic decisions for growing the business.
  • Extensive manufacturing and quality experience contributes to the delivery of efficient, high-quality manufacturing.
  • Strategic vision, and commercial and international experience.

External appointments
None

Will Lee

Will Lee

Chief Executive

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

Areas of expertise
Sales and marketing, strategy, engineering, operations

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Effective and strong leadership and management, both technical and commercial, with an acute awareness of the industry and its opportunities and challenges.
  • Maintains a wide breadth of knowledge, as well as strong stakeholder relationships that continue to develop the Renishaw business.
  • Joined the Renishaw graduate scheme in 1996 and since then has held various senior management positions in engineering, operations, and sales and marketing, resulting in an in-depth understanding of the Group's business, products and markets.

External appointments
None

Allen Roberts

Allen Roberts

Group Finance Director

Appointed October 1980

Areas of expertise

Finance, strategy, internal controls, operations, compliance

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Chartered accountant, with an invaluable contribution to financial planning and strategy, including adept management of financial risks and business development.
  • Deep understanding of the Group's businesses, products, relationships and the sectors in which Renishaw operates.
  • Experienced in the management of financial risks, reporting and planning.

External appointments
None

Sir David Grant

Sir David Grant

Senior Independent Director

Appointed April 2012

Areas of expertise
Engineering, people, science/technology

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Contributes to talent recruitment, increasing diversity and development of workforce.
  • Extensive engineering experience and recognised for his contributions to industry.
  • Various previous leadership positions at international engineering companies and government-related science and technology bodies.

External appointments
None

Catherine Glickman

Catherine Glickman

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed August 2018

Areas of expertise
People, remuneration, pensions, strategy

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Breadth of human resources experience in other listed companies and as a non-executive director is particularly valued by the Board.
  • Skilled at developing reward structures that align leadership motivation with Group strategy.
  • Extensive HR, remuneration and pensions experience, as well as previous international experience with Genus plc and Tesco PLC.

External appointments
Non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of TheWorks.co.uk plc

Non-executive director of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Juliette Stacey

Juliette Stacey

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed January 2022

Areas of expertise
Finance, M&A, strategy, corporate governance, internal controls, compliance

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Chartered accountant with an in-depth understanding of finance, M&A, and strategy.
  • Career experience in finance, as well as executive roles in both listed and non-listed company environments.
  • Roles as chair of audit committees at other listed companies brings a wider industry perspective.

External appointments
Senior independent director and audit committee chair of Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C.

Non-executive director and audit committee chair of Sanderson Design Group plc.

Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed June 2022

Areas of expertise
Software, finance, strategy, business development, IT transformation, international

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in the software sector, including strategic, financial and business development and IT transformation.
  • Career experience in finance and business development, including in global businesses.
  • Executive and non-executive roles in listed company environments.

External appointments
Chief Executive of Genus plc

Non-executive director of Canonical Holdings Ltd.
Professor Karen Holford

Dame Karen Holford

Non-executive Director

Appointed September 2023

Areas of experience
Engineering, research and development, science/technology, people and diversity

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Engineering experience across industry and higher education.
  • Leadership and strategic advisory positions including within government-related science and technology bodies.
  • Skilled at advancing diversity in the workforce.

External appointments

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Cranfield University.

Karen Atterbury

Karen Atterbury

Interim Company Secretary

Appointed April 2023

Areas of experience
Corporate governance, compliance, M&A

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Substantial experience in supporting and advising boards and senior management of listed companies.
  • Extensive M&A, compliance and corporate governance experience.

External appointments

None

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the executive management of our businesses. It is chaired by our Chief Executive and includes our Executive Directors and senior managers. The Executive Committee usually meets every month. It considers the performance and strategic direction of our operating segments, performance against objectives, and other matters of general importance to the Group.

Executive Committee members include Will Lee (Chair), Sir David McMurtry, Allen Roberts and Karen Atterbury.
Gareth Hankins

Gareth Hankins

Head of Group Manufacturing

Appointed February 2018

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Responsible for manufacturing operations, procurement and facilities management across the Group.
  • Skilled leader with acute insight into operations and manufacturing.
  • Experience in engineering, production, and operations and business management, including previous role as operations manager for styli and custom products.
Dave Wallace

Dave Wallace

Director of Group Operations

Appointed January 2008

Contribution, skills and experience

  • Responsible for Group Operations, with oversight of Group Commercial Development, Group Quality, Group Compliance, our centralised Group Engineering teams, Group Business Systems, and Group Commercial Services and Marketing.
  • Deep insight into Renishaw's products, markets, and product development, as well as strong management skills.
  • Has worked in various functions of the business, including as Director and General Manager for the CMM Products Division and previously held Executive Committee responsibility for the Industrial Metrology business.
Diane Canadine, Group Human Resources Director









Diane Canadine

Group Human Resources Director

Appointed 2024

Background
Diane was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2024. Prior to joining Renishaw, she held various senior positions across a number of sectors including retail and healthcare. Diane initially joined Renishaw's Spatial Measurement business in York, UK, but after its closure, and in recognition of her skills, she was asked to join our Group Human Resources function based at New Mills. Over her 10 years with the company, she has helped to transform many aspects of our HR operation, including overseeing the implementation of our wide-reaching People Strategy and developing our network of overseas HR teams.

Marc Saunders, Director of Group Strategic Development









Marc Saunders

Director of Group Strategic Development

Appointed 2024

Background
Marc joined Renishaw in 1986 through Renishaw's sponsored student scheme. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford in Engineering, Economics and Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has worked in a range of technical, commercial and corporate functions at Renishaw, and, from 2012 to 2015, he was an executive committee member at e2v Technologies plc. He rejoined Renishaw's Additive Manufacturing business in 2015 and was appointed Director of Group Strategic Development in 2019. His responsibilities include group strategy, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and communications to internal & external stakeholders.