Rolls-Royce appoints John Neill as a Non-Executive director

Friday, 14 November 2008

Rolls-Royce today announced the appointment of John Neill CBE as a non-executive director.

Announcing the appointment, the Chairman of Rolls-Royce, Simon Robertson said: "I am delighted to welcome John Neill as a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce. He brings with him a wealth of experience in component manufacturing, supply-chain management and logistics which will all be extremely valuable to our Company."

John Neill is the Chief Executive of the Unipart Group of Companies. He is a member of the Council and Board of Business in the Community and is a Non-Executive Director of Charter PLC.

  1. John Neill CBE was educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde. He gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree and then a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University, Middlesex University and De Montfort University.
  2. He joined Unipart from General Motors in 1979 and in 1987 led the successful management buyout of the Company.
  3. He is Vice President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, of BEN, the automotive industry charity and of The Institute of the Motor Industry. He is also a Trustee of the National Motor Museum.
  4. There are no other details to disclose under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in relation to John Neill.

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