Wimborne, Dorset: Cobham plc is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His starting date is to be confirmed but not expected to be later than 1 January 2017.
David is currently CFO of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE 250
science and engineering company that operates primarily in the
defence, security and aerospace markets. During his time at
QinetiQ he has played a leading role in the successful
transformation of the group, strengthening the balance sheet and
re-focusing the portfolio, driving improved performance and
positioning the group for growth.
Before taking his current role eight years ago, David was Deputy
CFO of Logica plc. Prior to that he was Chief Financial
Officer of Logica's international division, covering operations in
North America, Australia, Middle East and Asia; before that he was
the Group Financial Controller. His earlier experience includes
various roles with CMG Plc, Rio Tinto plc and Price Waterhouse.
David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
England and Wales and also holds a degree in Physics from Oxford
Simon Nicholls, whose resignation was announced in January, will
leave the business at an appropriate point later in the year. In
the interim, he remains fully committed to Cobham and to a smooth
transition to his successor. The Board thank Simon for his
significant contribution over the last three years and wish him
well in his future endeavours.
Robert Murphy, CEO for Cobham said: "We welcome David joining us
as Cobham's CFO. He has a successful track record of
financial leadership in international defence, aerospace and
broader commercial markets. His experience will enable him to play
a key leadership role in delivering the Group's strategy."
Cobham Chairman, John Devaney added "David will be a welcome
addition to the Board and we look forward to working with him.
Cobham will benefit from his experience as we move into the next
phase of growth."
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We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
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