Simon M Robertson Non-executive ChairmanAppointed to the Board in 2004 and appointed non-executive Chairman in January 2005. He is President of Goldman Sachs Europe Limited and a managing director of Goldman Sachs International and a non-executive director of Inchcape plc and Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd. He is Chairman of the Royal Academy Trust, a director of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited and a trustee of the Eden Project, the St. Paul’s Development Foundation and the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund. He is a former non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange and former Chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Age 63.
Sir John Rose Chief Executive
Appointed to the Board in 1992. He joined Rolls-Royce in 1984 and
was appointed Chief Executive in 1996. He is a non-executive
director of Eli Lilly and Company in the US. Age 52.
Hon Amy L Bondurant Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 2003. Managing Director of Bozman Partners, a private investment fund with offices in Washington and Paris. 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. A former US Ambassador to the OECD from 1997 to 2001 and 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. Age 53.
Peter J Byrom BSc, FCA Senior independent non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 1997. He is Chairman of Domino Printing Sciences plc and Molins PLC, and a non-executive director of Wilson Bowden plc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was a director of N M Rothschild & Sons Limited from 1977 to 1996. Age 60.
John P Cheffins BSc, Ing, FREng, FRAeS Chief Operating OfficerAppointed 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 57.
Iain C Conn Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in January 2005. He is an executive director of BP p.l.c. having held a range of executive positions within the BP Group worldwide. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Imperial College London Tanaka Business School. Age 42.
Carl-Peter Forster Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 2003. President of General Motors Europe and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Adam Opel 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. Former Managing Director of BMW South Africa and former Executive Board Member for Manufacturing at BMW AG. Age 50.
Colin H Green BSc, CEng, FREng, FIMechE, FRAeS
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 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the
Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical
Engineers. He is also Deputy President of the Society of British
Aerospace Companies. Age 56.
President – Defence Aerospace
James M Guyette BSc
Appointed to the Board in 1998. He became President and Chief
Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America Inc., in October
1997. He is a director of the Private Bank and Trust Company of
Chicago, Illinois and of priceline.com Inc. Until 1994 he was
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Planning of United
Airlines. Age 59.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce North America
Dr Michael G J W Howse OBE, FREng, FIMechE, FInstP, FRAes,
CEng, PhD, Cphys FInstP
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 member of the DTI
Technology Strategy Board, Visiting Professor in the School of
Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University. Age 62.
Director – Engineering and Technology
Sir Robin Nicholson FREng, FRS Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 1986. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a non-executive director of BP p.l.c. Until 1996 he was an executive director of Pilkington plc and he was a member of the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology from its inception in 1993 until 2000. Age 70.
Andrew B Shilston MA, ACA, MCT Finance DirectorAppointed to the Board as Finance Director in January 2003, having joined Rolls-Royce in November 2002. He is a non-executive director of Cairn Energy PLC. He was Finance Director of Enterprise Oil plc from 1993 until 2002. Age 49.
Ian C Strachan Non-executive director
Appointed to the Board in 2003. 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 the Former Chief Executive of BTR plc, former Deputy Chief Executive (1991 to 1995) and Chief Financial Officer (1987 to 1991) of Rio Tinto plc and a former non-executive director of Commercial Union. Age 61.
Carl G Symon BSc, MSc Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 1999. He is Chairman of a number of private companies and a non-executive director of BT Group plc and Rexam plc. 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. Age 58.
Prof Sir John Taylor OBE, FRS, FREng Non-executive directorAppointed to the Board in 2004. He is currently Chairman of Roke Manor Research Ltd and chair of the South West RDA’s Shadow Science and Industry Council. He is also a member of Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an honorary fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and a visiting professor at Oxford University. He is the former Director General of Research Councils and the former director of Hewlett Packard Laboratories Bristol. He previously served as President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and as Chairman of the UK Technology Foresight Panel in IT Electronics and Communications. Age 61.
Charles Blundell MA Company SecretaryHe joined Rolls-Royce in 1993 and was appointed Company Secretary in 1995. Age 53.
Membership of principal Board committees:
Audit Committee - P J Byrom (Chairman), I C Conn, Sir Robin Nicholson and I C Strachan.
Remuneration committee - C G Symon (Chairman), Hon A L Bondurant, P J Byrom, C-P Forster and Sir John Talyor.
Nomination committee - S M Robertson (Chairman), Hon A L Bondurant, P J Byrom, C-P Forster, Sir John Rose, I C Strachan and C G Symon.