Dialight plc (LON:DIA), the global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications, has announced the appointment of Neil Johnson as its Non-executive Chairman, with effect from 17 May 2023. David Thomas will step down from the Chair role at the conclusion of the annual general meeting on 16 May 2023. On appointment Neil will also become a member and chair of the Nominations Committee.
Neil has considerable experience in international business development and a varied range of strategic corporate activity in multiple sectors and geographies. He is currently Chairman of QinetiQ Plc, the FTSE250 leading science and engineering company, Chairman of Unbound Group plc, the AIM listed online multi-brand retail platform, and is Deputy Chairman of the Business Growth Fund, an independent investment company supporting UK SMEs.
Neil has also held a number of senior Board roles, including Chairman of Synthomer plc, Motability Operations Group plc, e2v technologies plc and Centaur Media Plc. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of the RAC and chaired telematics company Cybit Holdings Plc through IPO and ultimate sale to a US private equity firm in 2010.
Neil Johnson, commented:
“I am delighted to be joining the board of Dialight and to be succeeding David. It is clear that there is substantial potential in Dialight and I am looking forward to working with the board of directors and the wider executive team to drive growth and shareholder value in the business.”