Source - PRN

12 October 2016

Bodycote plc (“Bodycote”)

Directorate Change

Bodycote is pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique Yates as Group Finance Director designate and Executive Director of Bodycote plc. He will join the Board of Bodycote plc on 1 November 2016. Dominque will take up his new role as Group Finance Director on 2 January 2017 succeeding David Landless who announced his intention to retire from the Board on 25 February 2016 after serving 17 years with Bodycote. David will remain in post into the New Year to ensure an effective transition.

Dominique was previously with Regus plc, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, where he was Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2015. He had also worked for LM Windpower and Symrise AG as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Symrise Dominique held various senior positions at Imperial Tobacco Group plc including Group Financial Controller, General Manager of France, Switzerland, Italy and Malta, and Group Business Development Director.  Dominique is a qualified chartered accountant.

Stephen Harris, Group Chief Executive of Bodycote plc, commented: 

“I am delighted to welcome Dominique to the Group.  His experience of international multi site businesses makes him a great fit for Bodycote and he will be a tremendous addition to the team.

“I also want to thank David Landless who has been with Bodycote for more than 17 years and who has made an outstanding contribution to the Group.  He has been a loyal and inspirational colleague to many and he will leave with our gratitude for the considerable effort he has expended over this period. We wish him all the best in the next stage of his career as he grows his non-executive director portfolio.”

For further information, please contact:

Bodycote plc
Stephen Harris, Chief Executive                       +44 (0) 1625 505300
David Landless, Group Finance Director           +44 (0) 1625 505300

FTI Consulting

Richard Mountain

Susanne Yule                                                   +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

About Bodycote

With more than 170 accredited facilities in 21 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years. For more information, visit