Aged 67, Donald Brydon is British and has a BSc in Mathematical Science. He started his career in investment management and has chaired a number of major companies. He became Chairman of Smiths Group in 2004.
Donald had a 20-year career with Barclays Group, during which time he was Chairman and Chief Executive of BZW Investment Management and acting Chief Executive of BZW. This was followed by 10 years with the AXA Group where he held the posts of Chairman and Chief Executive of AXA Investment Managers and was Chairman of AXA Framlington. He has recently retired from the Boards of AXA Investment Managers SA and AXA Rosenberg LLP. He was also formerly the chairman of the London Metal Exchange, Taylor Nelson Sofres plc and Amersham plc and a non-executive director of Allied Domecq plc and Scottish Power plc.
Aged 59, Philip Bowman is Australian with a MA in Natural Sciences. He has extensive experience of leadership at major international public companies and was appointed Chief Executive of Smiths Group in 2007.
Philip was previously Chief Executive of Scottish Power plc and Allied Domecq plc. He also held non-executive directorships at British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, Scottish and Newcastle Group plc and Coles Myer Limited as well as having been Chairman of Liberty plc and Coral Eurobet plc. His earlier career included five years as a director of Bass plc, where he held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive of Bass Taverns.
Aged 42, Peter Turner is British with a BA in Natural Science – Chemistry. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He became Finance Director of Smiths Group in 2010.
Peter joined Smiths Group from the independent oil company, Venture Production plc, where he was the Finance Director. He previously held a number of senior finance posts at the global gases group, BOC Group plc, including Director of Taxation and Treasury and Finance Director of the Group’s largest division. Peter has wide knowledge and experience of multi-national operations, including the oil and gas sector.
Aged 65, Bruno Angelici is French with a MBA (Kellogg School of Management) and Business and Law degrees from Reims. He was appointed to the Board of Smiths Group in 2010.
Bruno’s career includes senior management roles in pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Bruno retired from AstraZeneca in 2009 as Executive Vice President, International after a 20-year career. He was responsible for Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and originally joined as President of ICI Pharma France. Prior to this, he was at Baxter, a USbased global supplier of medical devices. He has extensive international experience, including in the US, and brings a deep understanding to the Group of the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
Aged 69, David Challen CBE was appointed to the Board in 2004. He is British with a BA in Mathematics, a BSc in Natural Science – Physics and an MBA from Harvard.
David had a long and distinguished career in investment banking. He is a former Chairman of J Henry Schroder & Co, where he spent most of his professional career. He was the first chairman of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel set up under the act which created the Financial Services Authority. He has an in-depth understanding of capital markets and provides valuable support to the Group on key financial matters.
Aged 51, Tanya Fratto was appointed to the Board in 2012. An American, she is a qualified electrical engineer with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Tanya was CEO of Diamond Innovations Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of super-abrasive products for the material removal industry, until 2010. Before that she enjoyed a successful 20-year career with GE. She held a number of senior positions in product management, operations, Six Sigma and supply chain management. Tanya provides Smiths with wide experience in product innovation and sales and marketing in a range of sectors.
Aged 61, Anne Quinn was appointed to the Board in 2009. She is from New Zealand and has a BCom and MSc in Management Science.
Anne spent her early career with NZ Forest Products Limited and the US management consulting company, Resource Planning Associates. She has extensive overseas experience in the oil and gas sector, having enjoyed a successful 20-year career with BP. She held a number of executive positions including Group Vice President in the US, Belgium, Colombia and the UK. Following her career with BP, Anne was a director of Riverstone LLP, an energy private equity group. Anne’s experience is a great benefit to the Group in its development of new geographic markets and its exposure to the oil and gas sector.
Aged 65, Sir Kevin Tebbit was appointed to the Board in June 2006. Sir Kevin is British and has a BA in History.
Sir Kevin held policy management and finance posts in the MoD, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and NATO. These included three years service in Washington as Defence and European Counsellor at the British Embassy before becoming Director of GCHQ and finally Permanent Under Secretary at the Ministry of Defence from 1998 to 2005. Sir Kevin’s career as a former senior British civil servant provides Smiths with considerable experience in the defence sector and in government relations issues.