The Board.

Appointed a non-executive Director in 1996 and became Chairman in May 2004. He will retire from the Board following the Annual General Meeting on 3 May 2012.

Experience

Former executive Director of Unilever plc and Unilever NV from 1992 to 2001 with responsibility for the group’s activities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He is a former non-executive Director of Brambles plc, Brambles Ltd (Australia), British United Provident Association Ltd (BUPA), the Franchise Board of Lloyd’s of London and HMV Group plc. Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Santander UK plc and Alliance & Leicester plc.

Roy Brown (65)
Chairman
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Appointed to the Board in August 2001.

Experience

Joined GKN in 1994 and has held a range of commercial, general management and finance roles, including Finance Director and Chief Executive Automotive. He became Chief Executive on 1 January 2012. Prior to GKN, he gained experience in the commercial vehicle and manufacturing sector and held senior financial positions with Laird Group plc and Hestair Duple Ltd. Former non-executive Director of Wolseley plc. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

External Appointments

President of The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd and Member of the Automotive Council.

Nigel Stein (56)
Chief Executive
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Appointed to the Board in June 2007.

Experience

Joined GKN with the acquisition of the Westland Group in 1994. He has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having held a number of finance and commercial roles with Westland and senior positions in GKN’s Aerospace division. Joined the Executive Committee as Chief Executive Aerospace in January 2006 and assumed responsibility for Land Systems on 1 October 2011.

External Appointments

Vice-President Aerospace of ADS Group Ltd.

Marcus Bryson (57)
Chief Executive Aerospace and Land Systems
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Appointed to the Board in September 2007.

Experience

Joined GKN in 2003 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of GKN Aerospace. In June 2007 he became a member of the Executive Committee as President and Chief Executive Propulsion Systems and Special Products. Appointed Finance Director in September 2007. Prior to GKN, he held a number of senior finance positions at TRW Inc spanning over 20 years, latterly as Vice-President Financial Planning and Analysis.

William Seeger (60)
Finance Director
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Appointed to the Board in December 2004.

Experience

Former Group Finance Director of Johnson Matthey plc from 1995 to 2009. Prior to joining Johnson Matthey in 1990 he was Group Treasurer of The BOC Group plc. He is also a former non-executive Director of API Group plc. Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Fenner plc and Low & Bonar plc.

John Sheldrick (62)
Independent non-executive Director
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Appointed to the Board in September 2009 and became Senior Independent Director in May 2010. He will succeed Roy Brown as Chairman on 3 May 2012.

Experience

Has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having worked for BAE Systems plc for over 40 years, and as Chief Executive from 2002 to 2008. Former President of the Aerospace & Defence Industries Association of Europe. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

External Appointments

Chairman of Babcock International Group plc and non-executive Director of Lazard Ltd. Member of the Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

Michael Turner, CBE (63)
Senior Independent Director
A R N

Appointed to the Board in June 2010.

Experience

Currently Chief Operating Officer for CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution. She joined CDC in early 2009 from Unilever, where for eight years she was Senior Vice-President Finance and Information, Home and Personal Care, originally in Asia and later for the group as a whole. Her early career was spent at KPMG, latterly as a partner. Former non-executive Director of Havelock Europa plc.

External Appointments

Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an Association Member of BUPA.

Shonaid Jemmett-Page (51)
Independent non-executive Director
A R N

Appointed to the Board in March 2008.

Experience

Has extensive experience of the automotive industry having previously worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years, latterly as Group Vice-President Global Product Development and Group Chief Technical Officer. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Statistical Science. Former Chairman of the Welsh Assembly Government Ministerial Advisory Group.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director of Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd. Visiting Professor within the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. Joint Chairman of the Automotive Council.

Richard Parry-Jones, CBE (60)
Independent non-executive Director
A R N

Appointed to the Board in June 2007.

Experience

Joined GKN in 2002 and has held a number of senior positions across the Group’s Driveline, Powder Metallurgy and OffHighway businesses. Joined the Executive Committee in January 2006 and became Chief Executive Automotive and Powder Metallurgy on 1 October 2011. Prior to GKN, he held various general management and functional positions at Ingersoll Rand, Siebe plc (now Invensys plc) and Delphi Automotive Systems. Former Chairman of the CBI Manufacturing Council and former member of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Manufacturing.

External Appointments

Member of the Government’s Green Economy Council.

Andrew Reynolds Smith (45)
Chief Executive Automotive and Powder Metallurgy
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Appointed to the Board in May 2011.

Experience

Currently Chief Operating Officer for the Refining and Marketing division of BP plc with specific responsibility for the global lubricants, aviation and LPG businesses as well as all refining and fuels operations outside the US. He joined BP in 1997 and has held a number of senior marketing and operational roles, including Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive. His early career was spent at Mobil Oil.

Tufan Erginbilgic (52)
Independent non-executive Director
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Joined GKN in 1980 and became Deputy Company Secretary in 1995 before being appointed Company Secretary in 2009. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

External Appointments

Non-executive Director and Trustee of Young Enterprise UK.

Judith Felton
Company Secretary
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Member of Audit Committee
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Member of Remuneration Committee
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Member of Nominations Committee
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Member of Executive Committee