We are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick De Smedt as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 December 2009.
Patrick’s career includes 23 years with Microsoft, joining in 1983 as one of its first appointments in Europe and culminating in the role of Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. Since leaving Microsoft in 2006, Patrick has served on the boards of a number of European public and private companies. He holds a degree in commercial engineering and is currently a non-executive director of Victrex plc, the FTSE 250 polymers company and Option NV, a Belgian listed technology company as well as a member of the advisory board to one of the divisions of ING, Europe and a non executive director of several privately owned companies, including Telindus Group NV (Belgacom).
Commenting on the appointment, John Morgan, Executive Chairman of Morgan Sindall plc, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to the Morgan Sindall Board. The Group and its shareholders have always been best served by a Board with a broad range of skills and experience. Patrick’s appointment further enhances this range and we look forward to working with him in the coming years.”