Board of Directors & Company Secretary

Neil Carson OBE

Neil Carson OBE

Chairman


Committees:

  • Nominations (Chairman) 
  • Remuneration

Joined TT: 2015

Currently Honorary President of SCI (the Society of Chemical Industry) and a non-executive Director of TI Fluid Systems plc (where he is also Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee). Formerly Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey plc, a non-executive Director of Amec Foster Wheeler plc and Paypoint plc and a founder member of the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. After completing an engineering degree, Neil joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 where he has held a number of senior management positions in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Awarded an OBE for services to the Chemical Industry in 2016.

Richard Tyson, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Tyson

Chief Executive Officer


Committees:

  • Corporate Responsibility (Chairman)
  • Risk (Chairman)

Joined TT: 2014

Formerly President of the Aerospace & Security Division of Cobham plc from 2008 to 2014 and a member of their Executive Committee. Previously responsible for TRW Aeronautical Systems (formerly part of Lucas Industries) European aftermarket business before joining Cobham plc in 2003 to run its flight refuelling division. Richard is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

A Chartered Accountant, Mark was Group Finance Director of BBA Aviation plc, a FTSE 250 company, from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining BBA as Group Financial Controller in May 2005, he spent nine years in a variety of management roles at RMC Group plc with periods in Germany, Croatia and Australia.

Mark Hoad

Chief Financial Officer


Committees:

  • Risk

Joined TT: 2015

A Chartered Accountant, Mark was Group Finance Director of BBA Aviation plc, a FTSE 250 company, from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining BBA as Group Financial Controller in May 2005, he spent nine years in a variety of management roles at RMC Group plc with periods in Germany, Croatia and Australia.

Stephen King, Senior Independent Non-executive Director

Stephen King

Senior independent non-executive Director


Committees:

  • Audit (Chairman)
  • Nominations

Joined TT: 2011

Currently Group Finance Director of Caledonia Investments plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Bristow Group Inc. Formerly non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Weir Group plc. Group Finance Director of De La Rue plc from 2003 to 2009 and, prior to that, finance director of Aquila Networks plc (formerly Midlands Electricity plc). A Chartered Accountant, Stephen has also held senior financial positions in Lucas Industries plc and Seeboard plc and was also a non-executive Director of Camelot plc from 2008 to 2009.

Michael Baunton CBE, Independent Non-executive Director

Michael Baunton CBE

Independent non-executive Director


Committees:

  • Audit
  • Nominations
  • Remuneration

Joined TT: 2010

Currently Chairman of the board of SMMT Industry Forum Limited (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Industry Forum) and Non-Executive Chairman of VTL Group and Sertec Corporation Limited. Awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to the automotive and engineering industries in the UK. Previously held senior executive roles with companies including Caterpillar Inc, Perkins Engines Company Limited and Tenneco Inc.

Jack Boyer OBE, Independent Non-executive Director

Jack Boyer OBE

Independent non-executive Director


Committees:

  • Audit
  • Nominations
  • Remuneration

Joined TT: June 2016

Currently a non- executive Director of Mitie Group plc (where he is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee) and Chairman of the Academies Enterprise Trust. A Member of Council of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and of the Board of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. Awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to science and engineering. Formerly non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Laird plc and prior to that, Chairman of Ilika plc. An entrepreneur, he previously founded and ran companies in the engineering, telecommunications and biotechnology sectors. Previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and strategy consultant at Bain & Co.

Alison Wood, Independent Non-executive Director

Alison Wood

Independent non-executive Director


Committees:

  • Remuneration (Chairman)
  • Audit
  • Nominations

Joined TT: July 2016

Currently a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Costain Group plc, Cobham plc and the British Standards Institution. Formerly Global Director Corporate Development & Strategy for National Grid plc and prior to that, Group Strategic Development Director for BAE Systems plc responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic business development across the UK and US. Alison has previously held non-executive directorships at e2v technologies plc, BTG plc and THUS plc.

Lynton Boardman, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Lynton Boardman

General Counsel & Company Secretary


Committees:

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Risk

Joined TT: 2012

A qualified solicitor, having practised with Simmons & Simmons, Macfarlanes and Burges Salmon LLP. Formerly Head of Legal (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Syngenta Crop Protection and then General Counsel and Company Secretary of QinetiQ Group plc from 2002 to 2011.