Rolls-Royce names Sir Kevin Smith non-executive director
Sir Kevin will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee. Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, an Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012.
He has used his extensive industrial leadership experience to work closely with Unitas’ portfolio companies, including being a director of technology company Edwards Group Limited (previously NASDAQ listed) from March 2012 until its sale to Atlas Copco in August 2013.
Sir Kevin served for 9 years until 31 December 2011 as CEO of GKN Plc., the FTSE100-listed global engineering and manufacturing company, after leading GKN’s Aerospace division from 1999 to 2003.
Before joining GKN, he spent nearly 20 years with British Aerospace (BAE plc), predominantly in its Military Aircraft and Defence businesses before becoming Group Managing Director of BAE’s New Business division. ■