Mike Parker, CBE

Tony Quinlan

Chief Executive Officer

Tony joined Laird in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer and was appointed as Chief Executive in September 2016. Tony brings a wealth of financial, strategic and listed company experience to the Board. He was formerly Group Finance Director of Drax Group plc where he also held a number of commercial and non-financial roles. Prior to this, he worked at Marks & Spencer where he held a number of senior positions within Internal Audit, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and Financial Control, including Director of Finance, the deputy to the Group Finance Director. Tony is also Vice Chairman of the Port of London Authority (PLA), where he chairs the Audit Committee.

Mike Parker, CBE

Kevin Dangerfield

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin joined Laird in October 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Kevin was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Advanced Materials plc from 2006 until 2016, prior to which he had been Group Financial Controller since 2000. He also served as Interim Chief Executive in 2015. He is a strong, commercial CFO with broad exposure to complex global manufacturing businesses. He previously worked for London International Group plc and Virgin Retail Europe Limited where he held a number of senior positions, including European Finance Manager for Virgin Retail Europe Group and Group Finance Operations Manager for London International Group plc. Kevin is currently a Non-Executive Director of e2v Technologies plc and Chair of their Audit Committee.

Paula Bell

Steve Brown

President, Connected Vehicle Solutions

Steve joined Laird in 2012 as the Senior Vice President of the Telematics Business Unit and was later promoted to President of the new Connected Vehicle Solutions Division. Prior to joining Laird he held various senior positions, including Vice President of Multimedia and Connectivity, at Siemens and Continental, developing leading edge telematics and connectivity products. Steve has spent 15 years in the automotive supply industry with extensive experience in engineering, operational management, financial and strategic planning, international management and contract negotiations.

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Carmen Chua

President, Performance Materials

Carmen joined Laird in February 2017 as President of the Performance Materials Division. Carmen was most recently Vice President and General Manager at Avery Dennison, responsible for the strategic development and growth initiatives of Label and Packing Material for Greater China.

Prior to this, Carmen held various senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and product design at Worldmark International, a global manufacturer of labels and overlays to the consumer electronics industry. Her professional experience also includes various management positions with Dell in the Asia Pacific market.

Professor Michael Kelly

Kevin White

Senior Vice President, Wireless and Thermal Systems

Kevin joined Laird in 2016 as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed to his role leading the Wireless and Thermal Systems Division in January 2017. Prior to joining Laird, Kevin led complex manufacturing businesses at IDEX Corporation, grew the premium refrigeration segment at Whirlpool Corporation, and spent nearly 8 years as a leader in the industrial and consumer practices of McKinsey & Company. He has held quality, sales, and engineering roles in the automotive industry, and is a Fellow, Tauber Institute for Global Operations. He brings deep operating and strategy experience from senior roles in technology, industrial, and consumer markets.

Mike Parker, CBE

Gerhard Du Plessis

Company Secretary and General Counsel

Gerhard joined Laird in 2014 as General Counsel and was later appointed Company Secretary. Gerhard is a dual qualified English and South African lawyer with many years of senior leadership and technology industry experience, along with deep expertise in cross-border transactional work, international legal and compliance risk management and product liability and dispute resolution. He has previously worked at major UK technology companies with global operations including Smiths Group plc and Invensys plc where he led the legal functions of several business divisions as General Counsel. Before going in-house, Gerhard was an associate at the London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where his clients included ExxonMobil, BP and UBS. Originally from South Africa, he has worked and lived in the Netherlands, UK and USA.

Carolyn Koenig

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carolyn Koenig joined Laird as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2008. She has over 30 years of experience in human resources, with the last 20 years in senior executive roles. Carolyn has worked for several global corporations leading diverse HR teams in compensation, benefits, talent management, employee relations, process improvement and organizational design. Carolyn has held senior HR roles in companies such as Sprint Corporation, MasterCard International, Wyndham Worldwide, AG Edwards & Sons and currently at Laird. Carolyn is actively involved in many charities and currently serves on the board of a Not for Profit organization, Youth In Need.

Mike Parker, CBE

Christine McGourty

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Christine McGourty joined Laird in March 2017 as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, taking global responsibility for all corporate affairs, communications and marketing. Christine was previously Director of Corporate Affairs, UK & Europe, for Centrica plc, leading all government affairs, policy, communications and sustainability programmes. Before that, she was Director of Corporate Affairs at British Gas, and also served as Non-Executive Director of the national campaigns and marketing organisation, Smart Energy GB. She brings extensive experience in all aspects of external affairs, having moved into leadership roles in industry following several decades in science and technology journalism, including 14 years as Science Correspondent for BBC News.

Mike Parker, CBE

Graeme Watt

Chief Risk and Governance Officer

Graeme joined Laird in 2007 as the Director of Risk Management and Internal Audit and was promoted to Chief Risk Officer at the end of 2013. Prior to Laird, Graeme ran the Risk Management and Internal Audit functions at Alliance Boots (pharmaceuticals) and BAA (airport and retail operations), having had experience in risk management and controls in the retail sector. Graeme is a qualified Management Accountant and also served as a Royal Navy Officer.