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Non-Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Nominations Committee
Reginald (Reg) Gott [aged 62] has been a Non-Executive Director since 2006. He was appointed as Chairman of the Board at the AGM held in 2015. He is also Chairman of the Nominations Committee.
Reg was Chief Executive of Resource Group Limited until early in 2016. From 2002 to 2008 he was an Executive Director of FKI plc, an international diversified engineering group, and from 2009 to 2012 he was Chief Executive of Nuaire Group.
Reg has an extensive background in the machinery, automation and controls segments of the capital goods markets across Europe and North America.
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Robert (Rob) Smith [aged 55] was appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 3 March 2015. Prior to this date he was Chief Financial Officer.
He was previously Finance Director at APC Technology Group PLC, a distributor of specialist electronic components and smart energy saving products and services provider.
Rob has also served as Finance Director at Densitron Technologies plc, a manufacturer and distributor of electronic displays. Rob´s earlier career was spent principally in the electronic components industry working for GEC, Centronic and International Rectifier.
He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Executive Director, Finance Director
Michael Tyerman [aged 41] was appointed as Finance Director with effect from 01 April 2016.
Prior to joining Filtronic, Michael held various positions within Procter and Gamble, Huntsman Polyurethanes and Komatsu. He joined Filtronic in 2007 as Financial Controller of the Broadband business and was promoted to the position of Group Financial Controller in 2009. He has been Interim Head of Finance for the Filtronic group since July 2015 and served this position until his appointment to the Board.
Michael is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Michael Roller [aged 54] was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2013; and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee on 27 November 2015.
From March 2014 to May 2019, Michael was a member of the board of Bioquell plc as Group Finance Director. Michael has previously been Finance Director of a number of quoted companies, such as Corin Group plc. He has also held a number of other senior finance roles in a broad range of listed and private companies.
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG.
Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Peter (Pete) Magowan [aged 51] was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 19 November 2018 and as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in March 2019.
He was previously an early employee and main board member of ARM Holdings, an Executive at Fidelity International Ltd and General Partner at Alta Berkeley Venture Partners.
Pete´s early operational career was in sales and marketing at leading technology companies. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and a Diploma in Marketing from the University of Bristol Business School.
Maura is a Solicitor with a science background. Maura joined Filtronic plc in 2002 as General Counsel. In 2004, Maura was appointed as Company Secretary and continues as General Counsel in addition to this role.