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Tom Johnstone CBE

Tom Johnstone CBE

Experienced Chairman: OMX Helsinki 25, Private Company, Public Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 19 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of automotive, engineering and electronics and electrical equipment, and household products
  • Experience as a Nomination Committee member and Compensation Committee member
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Current Positions

Tom Johnstone is Chairman of Husqvarna AB, Chairman of Wärtsilä OYJ, Chairman of the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Combient AB. He is an Independent Director at Investor AB and sits on the Boards of Volvo Car Corp. and Northvolt AB.

Industry Knowledge

Tom has held several management positions within the SKF Group. From 2003 to 2014 he was President and CEO of the Group. During his tenure, SKF evolved into a knowledge engineering company. Global sales grew from some 42 BSEK to 71 BSEK, profitability doubled and had a TSR over the period of 400%. SKF’s leading performance in sustainability was recognised globally with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability and the FTSE4Good indices. 

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Rona Fairhead

Rona Fairhead
The Baroness Fairhead CBE

Rona Fairhead (The Baroness Fairhead CBE) is Chairman of Electrocomponents  plc, a Non-Executive Director and Member of the Finance and Audit Committee of Oracle Corporation, a director of SurvivorNet (healthcare start-up), member of the External Advisory Group, McKinsey & Co and a Member of the House of Lords. Baroness Fairhead was previously the Chairman and CEO of the Financial Times Group.

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Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, John Lewis Partnership Pensions Trust Limited and the Diversity Project Charity. She is Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and a member of the investment committees of Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd and the BBC Pension fund.

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Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Dr Anthony (Tony) Hayward

Tony Hayward is Chairman of Glencore plc, a position he has held since 2014, a Managing Partner of St James’s Asset Management LLP and Chairman of a number of private companies. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of BP plc, the Chief Executive Officer of Genel Energy plc and subsequently the Chairman. 

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Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos

Peter Livanos is Chairman of Gaslog Ltd, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd, EnergyLog Ltd, DryLog Ltd and TankLog Ltd. He is a Partner of MW&L and holds directorships and memberships in various international companies and committees. He is a member of the Council of the American Bureau of Shipping and chairman of the Greek National Committee. Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees for New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 

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