Tata Intl MD joins Smiths board

Smiths Group has appointed Noel Naval Tata as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 January.

Tata is the managing director of Tata International, a global trading and distribution company and a trading arm of the Tata Group, the privately-owned multinational holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Tata is also a director of various Tata group companies including those listed below.

Tata has a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex and completed the International Executive Programme at the INSEAD Business School in France.

Smiths Group chairman Sir George Buckley said: "The Board is absolutely delighted to welcome Noel as an additional non-executive director. He will bring a distinct and very valuable contribution to the Board. He has had a long and successful business career to date and an impressive track record in high growth economies where Smiths is accelerating its growth agenda. He joins us at an exciting point in Smiths Group's development."

Tata will be a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

At 2:11pm: (LON:SMIN) Smiths Group PLC share price was -5.5p at 1397.5p