Board expands at Chemring

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DEFENCE firm Chemring, which has its global head office in Whiteley, has appointed a new non-executive director.

Andy Hamment will join the board from July 1.

Andy, 58, was group marketing director and a main board director of Ultra Electronics plc, the FTSE 250 defence, security, transport and energy company, from May 2000 until March 2012.

He has spent most of his career within the defence and manufacturing industries, mainly in business development and management roles.

Peter Hickson, Chemring chairman, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Andy to the board of Chemring.

‘He brings significant experience of the defence industry and will further strengthen Chemring’s board.

‘I am confident that he will make an invaluable contribution to our board deliberations and to the development of the business.’