Board Appointment

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Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC
06 March 2018


News Release


6th March 2018


Board Appointment


Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, electrical thermal energy solutions, and peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces the following Board appointment in accordance with its ongoing succession planning and further to its 14th February 2018 news release on Board Succession Changes. 


Peter France will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.  Peter will be a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. 


Peter has had a highly successful career spanning 28 years with Rotork plc.  From 2008 to August 2017, he was Chief Executive at Rotork plc and led the business through a period of significant transformation and growth.  


Bill Whiteley, Chairman, commented, "I am delighted to welcome Peter to the Board of Directors.  His broad industrial engineering and international business experience will benefit the further development of the Group.  This appointment is part of the succession planning undertaken by the Nomination Committee to recruit Non-Executive Directors with the skills and experience required to support the implementation of our strategy for growth."


There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.



Nicholas Anderson, Group Chief Executive

Tel:  01242 535234

Andy Robson, General Counsel

Tel:  01242 535276


About Spirax Sarco

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc comprises two world-leading businesses, Spirax Sarco for steam and electrical thermal energy solutions and Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies.  Spirax Sarco provides a broad range of fluid control and electrical process heating products, engineered packages, site services and systems expertise for a diverse range of industrial and institutional customers.  The business helps its end users to improve production efficiency, reduce energy costs, water usage and emissions, improve product quality and enhance the safety of their operations.  Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group offers the ideal solution for a wide variety of demanding fluid path applications with highly accurate, controllable and virtually maintenance free pumps and associated technologies.  The Group is headquartered in Cheltenham, England, has strategically located manufacturing plants around the world and employs approximately 7,250 people, of whom over 1,600 are direct sales and service engineers.  Its shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 (symbol: SPX).

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