Laird appoints Martin Read as director, chairman
Mr. Read will join Laird as a non-executive director from February 28, 2014 and be appointed Chairman at the Annual General Meeting to be held on May 2, 2014. He is a non-executive director of Lloyds of London, the UK Government's Efficiency and Reform Board and is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Consultants Group.
Mr. Read was Chief Executive of international IT services company, Logica, from 1993 to 2007. Over the years, he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Invensys PLC, Aegis Group, British Airways, Boots and Asda.
The company also announced that Nigel Keen will be retiring as Chairman. ■