Wood Appoints New Director

25/04/2024
Catherine Michel will join Wood as a Non-Executive Director

John Wood Group PLC (“Wood”) announces that Catherine Michel will join the company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director on 10 May 2024, following the conclusion of Wood’s 2024 annual general meeting.

​Catherine is currently Chief Technology Officer of Halma plc, the FTSE 100 UK-listed global group of life-saving technology companies, a position she has held since September 2019. Prior to Halma, Catherine was founder and CTO of telecoms-specialist software company, Tribold which was acquired by Sigma Systems in 2013. Following that acquisition Catherine was appointed both Chief Strategy Officer and CTO of Sigma Systems. She began her career at Accenture working with clients globally on their technology solution needs.

​Catherine was also a Non-Executive Board member of Blancco Technology Group PLC for three years prior to its acquisition by Francisco Partners in December 2023. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Michigan.

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

​Roy A. Franklin, Chair of Wood’s Board, said: “Catherine’s appointment to the Board is an important reflection of Wood’s direction. An experienced public company leader and non-executive, she brings extensive technology, consulting and transformation experience to the company. I am delighted to welcome Catherine to the Board and know she will add significant value to Wood.”

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