Science, Sustainability and Excellence Committee
The Committee oversees science, innovation and research & development strategy, programmes and performance, sustainability (particularly Environmental strategy and performance) and the Smiths Excellence System, the Group’s operating model.
The Science, Sustainability and Excellence Committee Terms of Reference can be found at pages 31-32 of the Governance Framework below.
Dame Ann DowlingNon-Executive DirectorBiography
Appointed: 19 September 2018
Skills and experience: Dame Ann’s contribution to engineering research is internationally recognised, and her knowledge and background offer a different perspective to Board discussions, particularly as they relate to engineering, innovation and sustainability. Dame Ann has a degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Engineering.
Career experience: Dame Ann has had a distinguished academic career and is currently a Deputy Vice Chancellor and an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where she served as Head of Engineering for five years until 2014. She served as the President and Chairman of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Engineering from 2014 to 2019 and as a Non-executive Director of BP plc from 2012 until May 2021, where she was a member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee.Committee ChairCommittee Membership
Pam ChengNon-executive directorBiography
Appointed: 1 March 2020
Skills and experience: Pam’s experience in the areas of R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing, commercial operations, supply chain management and technology gained within large global businesses in strategically important regions for Smiths, further strengthens the Board’s discussions on embedding world-class operations. Pam holds a BSc and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey and an MBA in Marketing from Pace University, New York, USA.
Career experience: Pam is Executive Vice President, Global Operations, IT & Chief Sustainability Officer at AstraZeneca plc, a multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. Pam assumed additional responsibly for the AstraZeneca sustainability strategy and function in January 2023. Prior to joining AstraZeneca in 2015, Pam was President of MSD (Merck & Co., Inc.) in China. Pam has also held various engineering and project management positions at Universal Oil Products, Union Carbide Corporation and GAF Chemicals.Committee Membership
Karin HoeingNon-executive DirectorBiography
Appointed: 2 April 2020
Skills and experience: Karin brings current executive experience of oil & gas, defence, security, and aerospace to the Board gained from a range of roles at large multinational groups. Karin provides valuable assistance and advice in executive and non-executive succession planning as well as ESG and sustainability matters. Karin holds a Diploma Geophysics (MSc Geophysics) from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Career experience: Karin is Group ESG, Culture and Business Transformation Director at BAE Systems plc. Prior to joining BAE she led one of the major international business divisions at Schlumberger, a multinational oil services company. Karin spent 20 years at Schlumberger, where she held a number of senior HR, marketing, technology and line management leadership positions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.External Appointments- Non-Executive Director at 25x25Committee ChairCommittee Membership