Appointed: Non-executive Director in February 2014. Non-executive Chairman and Nomination Committee Chairman on 1 January 2019.
Skills and contribution: Douglas is an experienced Chairman with leadership and governance experience and a strong track record of managing and driving growth within electronics businesses.
Career and experience: Douglas began his career as an electronics design engineer with the Racal Electronics Group in 1975, before moving to Schlumberger in 1986 and then to Dowty as Engineering Director of Sonar & Communication Systems in 1988. In 1992, he became Managing Director of that business and, after participating in the management buy-out that formed Ultra Electronics, joined the Board in October 1993. In April 2000, he became Managing Director of Ultra’s Information & Power Systems division. In April 2004 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive in April 2005. He was appointed Deputy Chairman in April 2010 and was Chairman of Ultra from April 2011 until 28 January 2019. Douglas was non-executive Chairman of Metalysis Limited from January 2015 until June 2019.
Douglas was Morgan Advanced Materials plc’s Senior Independent Director from January 2015 until December 2017. He was appointed to the role of Chairman in January 2019.
Additional appointments: None.
Committees: Nomination (Chair) and Remuneration.