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.
Dame Ann DowlingNon-Executive DirectorBiographyProfessor Dame Ann Dowling was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 19 September 2018. 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. Dame Ann’s contribution to engineering research is internationally recognised, and her knowledge and background offer a different perspective to Board discussions. Dame Ann has a degree in mathematics and a PhD in engineering.Committee ChairCommittee Membership
Sir George BuckleyChairmanBiographySir George has had a long career in engineering and innovation, holding the role of Chairman and CEO of 3M, a US-based global technology company and Dow Jones 30 component, prior to joining Smiths. Earlier in his career Sir George was Chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation and Chief Technology Officer for appliances, motors and controls at Emerson Electric Company. Sir George has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and his extensive experience of large, multi-industry businesses operating in global markets supports his effective Chairmanship of the Board.
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Pam ChengNon-executive directorBiography
Pam Cheng was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 March 2020.
Pam is Executive Vice-President, Operations and Information Technology at AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca in 2015, Pam was President of MSD (Merck & Co., Inc.) in China. Pam was responsible for MSD's entire business in the country, including sales & marketing, commercial operations, R&D and Manufacturing. Previously she held various engineering and project management positions at Universal Oil Products, Union Carbide Corporation and GAF Chemicals. Pam’s experience in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain and technology gained with large global businesses in strategically important regions for Smiths will further strengthen the Board’s discussions on embedding world class operations. Pam holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and an MBA in marketing from Pace University in New York.Committee Membership
Karin HoeingNon-executive directorBiographyKarin Hoeing was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 2 April 2020.
Karin Hoeing is Group ESG, Culture and Business Transformation Director at BAE Systems plc. She joined the company in February 2018 from Schlumberger, the multi-national oil services company, where she was President, Wireline, responsible for leading one of the company’s major international business divisions. Prior to her appointment as President, Wireline, Karin held a number of senior HR, marketing, technology and line management leadership positions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, during a career spanning more than 20 years at the company.
Karin is a German national and holds a degree of Diploma Geophysics (MSc Geophysics) from the University of Hamburg, Germany.External Appointments- Director, 25x25Committee Membership