Chairman

Nigel KeenNigel Keen
Non-Executive Chairman

Nigel joined the Board in 1999. He has an engineering degree from Cambridge University and has been involved in the formation and development of high technology businesses for more than thirty years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is Chairman of Laird PLC, Bioquell PLC and Deltex Medical Group plc and a Non-Executive Director of ISIS Innovation Ltd. (Oxford Instruments and Oxford University maintain a close relationship and the Group’s Directors are strongly represented on the Board of ISIS Innovation, the University’s intellectual property company).

Executive Directors

Jonathan FlintJonathan Flint CBE
Chief Executive

Jonathan joined the Group as Chief Executive in April 2005. He has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College and an MBA from Southampton University. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is also a member of advisory panels to the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council. Prior to Oxford Instruments, he held senior management positions within Vislink plc, BAE Systems, GEC Marconi and Matra-Space Systems. He was awarded the CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours for services to science and business.



Kevin BoydKevin Boyd
Group Finance Director

Kevin joined Oxford Instruments in August 2006 as Group Finance Director. He holds a BEng in Electronic and Information Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining Oxford Instruments, he was Group Finance Director of Radstone Technology plc, Finance Director of Siroyan Ltd and held senior finance positions in the TI Group (now Smiths Group plc). He is a Non-Executive Director of Guidance Ltd and a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Primary Markets Group.



Charles HolroydCharles Holroyd
Group Business Development Director

Charles was appointed to the Board in November 2005, having joined Oxford Instruments in 1999, and is responsible for Group Business Development. He has a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bristol University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Previously, he held senior management positions within United Industries plc, B Elliott plc, Spirent plc (previously Bowthorpe plc) and Chloride Group plc.

Non-Executive Directors

Mike BradyProfessor Sir Mike Brady
Deputy Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike joined the Board in 1995 and is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Oncology and Biology at the University of Oxford, having recently retired as BP Professor of Information Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Commissioner of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. He is a founding Director (and Chairman) of Guidance Ltd, Mirada Medical Ltd and Matakina Ltd (a New Zealand based company). He is Director of RehaBox Ltd and Chairman of Acuitas Ltd.



Mike HughesProfessor Mike Hughes
OBE Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike joined the Board in November 2004. He is Chairman of EA Technology Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of South Staffordshire Water Ltd. Previously he held senior management positions in GEC including Technical Director and Managing Director of GEC Measurements Ltd, was Deputy Managing Director of GEC Alsthom Power Transmission and Distribution Ltd before becoming CEO of Midlands Electricity until 2002 and Executive Vice President of GPU Inc International Operations Group.



Jock LennoxJock Lennox
Independent Non-Executive Director

Jock joined the Board on 1 April 2009. He is a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Retail plc, Enquest PLC, Hill & Smith Holdings PLC and A&J Mucklow Group plc. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He is Chairman of the Tall Ships Youth Trust and HADIL, a human capital business. He was a Senior Audit Partner at Ernst & Young until April 2009.




Thomas GeitnerThomas Geitner
Independent Non-Executive Director

Thomas joined the board 15th January 2013. He has extensive international experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over thirty years in businesses operating across the globe.  These include senior board positions at Henkel AG & Co KGaA, Vodafone Group plc and RWE-Group AG.  He is currently Chairman of Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG, and prior to that held non-executive positions at BBC Worldwide Ltd, Singulus Technologies AG and Pages Jaunes SA.

Board Committees

Audit

JF Lennox, Chairman; MA Hughes

Remuneration

NJ Keen, Chairman; MA Hughes; JF Lennox

Nomination

NJ Keen, Chairman; JM Brady; MA Hughes; JF Lennox

Administration

Any two Directors