Halma plc announces that Paul Walker has indicated his intention to retire from his role as Chair of Halma plc, and step down from the Board by July 2021, to take up a new position externally. When he steps down, Paul will have served as Chair for eight years and as a non-executive director for over eight years. His retirement aligns with the board succession plan and the UK Corporate Governance Code requirement that a chair should not remain in post beyond nine years from their first appointment to the board.
The Nomination Committee has established a process, led by Tony Rice, Senior Independent Director, to identify and appoint a new Chair as his successor, which will be announced in due course.
For further information, please contact:
Marc Ronchetti, Chief Financial Officer +44 (0)7824 374 980
Rachel Hirst/Giles Robertson +44 (0)20 3128 8788
Halma is a global group of life‐saving technology companies, focused on growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for people worldwide. Our innovative products and solutions address many of the key issues facing the world today. We operate in four sectors: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical and Environmental & Analysis. We employ over 7,000 people in more than 20 countries, with major operations in the UK, Mainland Europe, the USA and Asia‐Pacific. We target global niche markets where sustainable growth and high returns are supported by long‐term drivers. Halma is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has been a member of the FTSE 100 index since December 2017.
1. Paul Walker joined the Board of Halma in April 2013 and was appointed Chair in July 2013.
2. A copy of this announcement, together with other information about Halma, may be viewed on our website www.halma.com