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Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC
09 March 2021



9th March 2021


Board Appointment


Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in thermal energy management, peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces the following Board appointment in accordance with its ongoing succession planning


Richard Gillingwater will join the Board as an Independent Non‑Executive Director with immediate effect. Richard will assume the role of Senior Independent Director on 1st August 2021, succeeding Dr Trudy Schoolenberg who will step down from the Board after completing nine years as a Director.


Richard has held a range of executive positions within global investment banks including Kleinwort Benson, Credit Suisse and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.  He is currently Chair at SSE plc (stepping down at the end of March), Chair of Janus Henderson Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Whitbread plc and Governor at The Wellcome Trust. Richard holds an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development, a BA Law from Oxford University and is a qualified solicitor. 


Jamie Pike, Chair, commented, "I am delighted to welcome Richard to the Board of Directors.  Richard's strong investment, financial and non-executive experience, combined with his many years working with international businesses, will greatly assist the development of the Group. As Senior Independent Director, Richard will also continue our close engagement with shareholders."


Richard's appointment is part of the succession planning undertaken by the Nomination Committee to recruit Non-Executive Directors with the skills and experience required to support the implementation of our strategy for growth.


There are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.



Andy Robson

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary

Tel:  01242 535035


About SpiraxSarco Engineering plc

SpiraxSarco Engineering plc is a thermal energy management and niche pumping specialist.  It comprises three worldleading businesses: Steam Specialties, for the control and management of steam; Electric Thermal Solutions, for advanced electrical process heating and temperature management solutions; and Watson-Marlow, for peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies.  The Steam Specialties and Electric Thermal Solutions businesses provide a broad range of fluid control and electrical process heating products, engineered packages, site services and systems expertise for a diverse range of industrial and institutional customers.  Both businesses help their end users to improve production efficiency, meet their environmental sustainability targets, improve product quality and enhance the safety of their operations.  WatsonMarlow provides solutions for a wide variety of demanding fluid path applications with highly accurate, controllable and virtually maintenance-free pumps and associated technologies.


The Group is headquartered in Cheltenham, UK, has strategically located manufacturing plants around the world and employs over 7,800 people, of whom close to 1,800 are direct sales and service engineers.  Its shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 (symbol: SPX) and it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 and the FTSE4Good indices.


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