New Director at John Wood Group

David Lockwood Executive Portrait

John Wood Group PLC (“Wood”) announces that David Lockwood OBE will join Wood as a Non-Executive Director on 12 March 2024.

David brings over 35 years of experience from across global engineering and technology companies. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Babcock International Group PLC (LSE: BAB), a FTSE 250 aerospace and defence company, a position he has held since September 2020.

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David was previously CEO of Cobham plc, a British aerospace and defence company. Prior to that, he was CEO of Laird plc, a British technology company, from 2012 to 2016. His career also includes senior management roles at BT Global Services, BAE Systems and Thales Corporation.

David has a degree in Mathematics from the University of York and is a chartered accountant. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce. He received an OBE for services to industry in Scotland in 2011.

There are no other details which require to be disclosed under the Listing Rules LR 9.6.13 and David does not have any interest in the shares of Wood.

Roy Franklin, Chair of Wood’s Board, said:

“David brings significant experience of leading global engineering and technology companies, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Board. He is an innovative leader who has led large-scale company transformations and consistently delivered value for shareholders, making him a strong addition to Wood’s Board.”

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