Rotork appoints Dorothy Thompson as chair
Rotork said on Thursday it has appointed Dorothy Thompson as independent non-executive director and chair designate.
Thompson joins the board with immediate effect and will succeed Martin Lamb as chair when he steps down at the annual general meeting on 28 April 2023 after nine years on the board.
Thompson is currently a non-executive director of Eaton Corporation, a global power management company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and of the InstaVolt group, a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
She was chief executive officer of renewable power business Drax from 2005 to 2017. There she led "an ambitious transformation strategy that reinvented the business from coal-fired generation to become one of Europe's largest renewable electricity providers," Rotork said.
Senior independent director Peter Dilnot, who led the search for a successor to Lamb, said: "We are delighted that Dorothy is joining the board to succeed Martin as chair.
"Dorothy brings extensive experience of leading international industrial and power businesses, and has a deep understanding of the energy transition, a key element of Rotork's new Growth+ strategy. Dorothy also has a wealth of listed board experience and we are looking forward to working with her going forward."