Senior Independent Director
Appointed: May 2016 (Non-executive Director; December 2017, Senior Independent Director).
Skills, career and experience: Through wide-ranging roles both in the UK and internationally, Laurence brings valuable knowledge of the technology and energy industries and insight into some of Morgan’s key markets. Laurence has significant experience in growing, simplifying and unifying complex international industrial manufacturing businesses. Laurence started her career with Banque Nationale de Paris in 1988 before moving to M&M Mars Inc. in 1992 and then Amoco Chemical Inc. in 1993, which was acquired by BP p.l.c. in 1998. She spent a further 11 years at BP in a variety of roles including Chief Executive of Castrol Industrial Lubricants and Services. Following BP, Laurence became Chief Executive of independent power producer Eoxis UK Limited from 2010 to 2013. Laurence was appointed Senior Independent Director of Morgan Advanced Materials in December 2017.
Additional appointments: Chairman of Voltalia S.A., non-executive Director of Aperam S.A., non-executive Director of SBM Offshore N.V. and member of the supervisory board of Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP.
Committees: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration.