Euan Baird MA, DSc Non-executive Chairman
Appointed to the Board in 2002 and appointed non-executive Chairman
in February 2003. He is a director of Areva (France), Société
Générale (France), the New York Stock Exchange (US) and a
non-executive director of Scottish Power plc (UK). He was formerly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Limited
(France and USA), a director of Banque Paribas from May 1994 until
October 1999 and a non-executive director of The BOC Group plc from
July 1995 until January 1999. He is a member of the Advisory
Committee of Banque de France and a trustee of the Carnegie
Institution of Washington. Age 66.
Sir John Rose Chief Executive
Appointed to the Board in 1992. He joined Rolls-Royce
in 1984 and was Managing Director – Aerospace Group from 1995 to
1996 when he was appointed Chief Executive. He is a non-executive
director of Eli Lilly and Company (US). Age 51.
Lord Moore of Lower Marsh PC, BSc Non-executive Deputy Chairman
and Senior independent non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 1994 and appointed Deputy Chairman in
1996. While a Member of Parliament for Croydon Central (1974-92),
he served in a series of senior ministerial posts, including
Economic Secretary, Financial Secretary and then as Secretary of
State for Transport, for Health, and for Social Security. After
leaving politics he held numerous executive positions, including
Chairman of Credit Suisse Asset Management and directorships at
Blue Circle Industries plc, Camelot plc, GTECH Corp, Monitor
Company Inc., and Private Client Bank AG. He has served on the
Supervisory Board of ITT Automative Europe (Germany) and as a
Governor of the London School of Economics. He is currently
European Chairman of Monitor Company and a director of Marvin &
Palmer Inc. Age 66.
Hon Amy L Bondurant Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 2003. Managing Director of Bozman
Partners, a private investment fund with offices in Washington and
Paris. A former US Ambassador to the OECD from 1997 to 2001. A
former senior member (partner) and Board member of Washington DC
law firm, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand and former
Senior Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science and Transportation and to the Consumer sub committee. A
Board member of the American Hospital in Paris and a Member of the
Council on Foreign Relations and of the Council of American
Ambassadors. Age 52.
Peter J Byrom BSc, FCA Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 1997. He was a director of N M Rothschild
& Sons Limited from 1977 to 1996. He is Chairman of Domino
Printing Sciences plc and of Molins PLC, and a non-executive
director of Wilson Bowden plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal
Aeronautical Society. Age 59.
John P Cheffins BSc, Ing, FREng, FRAeS Chief Operating
Appointed to the Board in 2001. He joined
Rolls-Royce in 1967, became President and Chief
Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Industries Canada
Inc. in 1991, Director, Civil Engine Business in 1993, President –
Civil Aerospace in 1998 and Chief Operating Officer in 2001. He is
a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal
Aeronautical Society. He is a member of the Institution of
Electrical Engineers and of the Order of Engineers of Quebec. Age
Carl-Peter Forster Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 2003. Chairman and Chief Executive of
Adam Opel AG. Former Managing Director of BMW South Africa and Head
of Manufacturing for BMW AG. He is Chairman of the Supervisory
Boards of the Germany based ASIC manufacturer, ZMD AG and the
Austrian based private equity company, Lead Equities AG. Age 49.
Colin H Green BSc, CEng, FREng, FIMechE, FRAeS President – Defence
Appointed to the Board in 1996. He joined Rolls-Royce
in 1968, became Director – Military Engines in 1989, Executive Vice
President – Business Operations Allison Engine Company, Inc. in
1995, Managing Director – Aerospace Group in 1996, Director –
Operations in 1998 and was appointed President – Defence Aerospace
in 2001. He is a non-executive director of BAA plc. He is a Fellow
of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society
and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also President
of the Society of British Aerospace Companies and a director of the
UK Council for Electronic Business. Age 55.
James M Guyette BSc President and Chief Executive Officer of
Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Appointed to the Board in 1998. He became President and Chief
Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc.,
in October 1997. Until 1994 he was Executive Vice President,
Marketing and Planning of United Airlines. He is a director of the
Private Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, Illinois and of
priceline.com Inc. Age 58.
Dr Michael G J W Howse OBE, FREng, FIMechE, FInstP, FRAes, CEng,
PhD, Cphys FInstP Director – Engineering and Technology
Appointed to the Board in 2001. He joined Rolls-Royce
in 1968 and has held a variety of positions within Engineering,
including Chief Development Engineer RB211 Development, Head of
Advanced Engineering for the Aerospace Group, Director of
Engineering and Technology – Civil Aerospace. He is a Fellow of the
Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Aeronautical Society,
Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Physics, a
Board member of the Engineering and Technology Board, a former
Chairman of the Technical Board of the Society of British Aerospace
Companies and Visiting Professor in the School of Mechanical
Engineering at Cranfield University. Age 61.
Sir Robin Nicholson FREng, FRS Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 1986. Until 1996 he was an executive
director of Pilkington plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of
Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a non-executive
director of BP p.l.c. and he is a Pro-Chancellor of UMIST. He was a
member of the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology
from its inception in 1993 until 2000. Age 69.
Andrew B Shilston MA, ACA, MCT Finance Director
Appointed to the Board as Finance Director in January 2003, having
joined Rolls-Royce in 2002. He was Finance Director of
Enterprise Oil plc from 1993 until 2002. He is a non-executive
director of AEA Technology plc. Age 48.
Ian C Strachan Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 2003. Former Chief Executive of BTR plc
and former Deputy Chief Executive (1991 to 1995) and Chief
Financial Officer (1987 to 1991) of Rio Tinto plc. He is
non-executive Chairman of Instinet Group Inc and a non-executive
director of Reuters Group plc, Johnson Matthey plc, Xstrata plc and
Transocean Inc. He is a former non-executive director of Commercial
Union. Age 60.
Carl G Symon BSc, MSc Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 1999. He was previously Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, IBM UK. He held numerous executive
positions in IBM Corp. in Canada, USA, Latin America and Asia
during a 32 year international career. He is Chairman of a number
of private companies, Vice-Chairman of Cross Atlantic Capital
Partners, and Managing Director, Global Business Development and
Alliances, DiamondCluster International Inc. He is also a
non-executive director of BT Group plc and Rexam PLC. Age 57.
Sir John Weston KCMG Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 1998. During his Diplomatic Service
career he has lived and worked in Europe, the USA and Asia. In
London he was Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and Political
Director in the Foreign Office. He served as British Ambassador to
NATO 1992 to 1995, and subsequently as British Ambassador to the
United Nations in New York until July 1998. He is a non-executive
director of Hakluyt & Co Ltd, Hon President of the Community
Foundation Network (UK), Chairman of Governors of Sherborne School
and Honorary Fellow of Worcester College Oxford. He is a former
non-executive director of BT Group plc from 1998 to 2002. Age 65.
Charles Blundell MA Company Secretary
He joined Rolls-Royce in 1993 and was appointed
Company Secretary in 1995. Age 52.
Membership of principal Board committees:
Audit committee –
P J Byrom (Chairman), Lord Moore of Lower Marsh,
Sir Robin Nicholson and I C Strachan.
Remuneration committee –
C G Symon (Chairman), P J Byrom, C-P Forster and Sir John Weston.
Nominations committee –
D E Baird (Chairman), Hon A L Bondurant, Lord Moore of Lower Marsh,
Sir Robin Nicholson and Sir John Rose.