Appointed to the Rexam Board as Chairman and independent non executive director in February 2012. He is also Chairman of ARM Holdings plc and a member of the Hearings Committee of The Panel of Takeovers and Mergers. Until 2009 he was Chief Executive of NSG Group, the Tokyo based global glass company which acquired Pilkington PLC in 2006 (where he was Chief Executive). Prior to the glass industry, Stuart held a number of senior positions at Mars, Inc., having previously spent 10 years in a variety of European roles at Royal Dutch Shell plc.
John Langston (66)
Appointed to the Rexam Board in October 2008. He has proven international, commercial and corporate finance experience. John is currently a non executive director of Inchcape plc. Previous appointments include a director of TI Group plc prior to its acquisition by Smiths Group in 2000 and operational roles on the board of Smiths Group plc, and as finance director from 2006 until his retirement in May 2010.
Leo Oosterveer (57)
Appointed to the Rexam Board in September 2011. He is a strong operational leader with global management experience and a track record in marketing, sales and strategy development gained both in Europe and Asia. Leo is currently chairman of Mylaps BV. Previous appointments include leadership of the global food service division of Unilever PLC until 2014 and chairman/chief executive of Unilever in Thailand and Indochina from 2002 to 2006.
Ros Rivaz (60)
Appointed to the Rexam Board in June 2013. Ros has experience in technology, sustainability and IT systems, and expertise in driving efficiencies in manufacturing processes and procurement in global organisations. Ros is currently a non executive director of Boparan Holdings Limited which trades as 2 Sisters Food Group and is Deputy Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton, having been a member of the Council since 2006. Previous appointments include Chief Officer for Smith & Nephew plc until 2014 and senior management positions in ExxonMobil, ICI, Tate & Lyle and Diageo.
Johanna Waterous CBE (58)
Appointed to the Rexam Board in May 2012 as senior independent director. Johanna is a leading expert in retail and customer relationship management with wide knowledge of the global retail world. She is a non executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, chairman of Sandpiper CI Limited and a director of the RBG Kew Foundation. Her previous experience includes 22 years with McKinsey & Co, London, ultimately as Co-Leader of the firm's Global Marketing and Sales Practice.
Graham Chipchase (53)
Graham Chipchase joined Rexam in February 2003 as Finance Director and a member of the Board. In October 2005, he moved to an operational role as Group Director Plastic Packaging, before becoming Chief Executive in January 2010. Prior to Rexam, Graham was Finance Director of GKN PLC's Aerospace Services business, the automotive and aerospace engineering group. He is a member of the board of AstraZeneca.
David Robbie (52)
David Robbie joined the Rexam Board as Finance Director in October 2005. Previously, David was Chief Financial Officer at Royal P&O Nedlloyd and a member of the board. He held similar financial positions in both CMG and Invensys. David is also a trustee of Aldeburgh Music.
Carl-Peter Forster (61)
Appointed to the Rexam Board in June 2014. Carl-Peter has considerable operational and manufacturing expertise and the knowledge and experience gained as a leader in global organisations. He is currently a non executive director of IMI plc, a non-executive director and chairman designate of Chemring Group PLC, chairman of London Taxi Company and a board member of Hong Kong listed Geely Automotive Group Holdings. He is the former Chief Executive of Tata Motors, part of the global Tata Group, and previous to that he was Group VP and Regional President of GM Europe and held various senior management roles at BMW AG.
We will continue to invest in order to support growth. Investment in organic growth or acquisitions will be determined by where we see the best opportunities to grow with good returns over time. To ensure that we continue to create value for shareholders, 15% ROCE will remain our target through the cycle.
The achievement of our strategy is contingent on us having a strong, world class organisation where everyone is engaged to achieve our goals and has the right tools, incentives and motivation to be the best.