Added: (Thu Jun 24 2010)


BSI Group – the global standards, testing, assessment and certification company – today announced that Sir David Brown has joined its board as a non-executive Director.

A seasoned international businessman and a distinguished engineer, Sir David brings extensive and relevant experience to the role. He served as chairman of Motorola UK from 1997 to 2008 and was also Motorola’s global governance advisor with a remit spanning 68 countries and 249 legal entities.

He is a past non-executive director and senior independent director designate of P&O. He currently serves as Chairman of DRS Data and Research Services plc; senior independent director of Ceres Power Holdings plc; and non-executive Director of Domino Printing Sciences plc.

A chartered engineer by training, Sir David Brown is also a fellow and past member of the Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a former president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (2003-4), an honorary fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a former president of the Federation of the Electronics Industry (1999–2000) and the founding president of the Chartered Quality Institute, during which time he secured the Institute’s Royal Charter status.

Sir David Brown was knighted in 2001 for services to British industry. He is a former vice chairman of the Board of UK Trade and Investment, spent six years on the Industrial Development Advisory Board and has chaired numerous government boards and committees.

Sir David John, Chairman of BSI Group, said of the appointment: “Sir David Brown is uniquely qualified to contribute to BSI Group because as an engineer he has an intimate understanding of the integrity and value of standards, and as an international businessman his unparalleled experience in governance issues and technology industries will undoubtedly enrich the understanding of the BSI Board and make a significant contribution to the development of the group’s strategy.”

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Marc Edney
BSI Group Press Office, London, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 8996 6330 (24 hours)
Email: pressoffice@bsigroup.com

About Sir David Brown
Sir David Brown is British and 60 years old. Prior to the Motorola Chairmanship, Sir David held executive posts in Motorola, STC Telecommunications (later Nortel) and ICL. He is married with two adult sons and lives in Berkshire.
A photo of Sir David Brown is available for download.
View the full BSI Board.

About BSI Group
BSI Group is a global independent business services organisation that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, BSI has over 2,500 staff operating in over 140 countries through more than 50 global offices. BSI’s key offerings are:
• The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information that promote and share best practice
• Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification in all critical areas of management disciplines
• Testing and certification of services and products for Kitemark® and CE marking to UK, European and international standards. BSI is a Notified Body for 15 New Approach EU Directives
• Certification of high-risk, complex medical devices
• Performance management software solutions
• Supply chain security solutions which identify and mitigate risks in supply chains
• Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.

BSI and Kitemark® were both voted UK Business Superbrands in 2010, by independent brand experts.

For further information please visit www.bsigroup.com

Submitted by:Danielle Mimford
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