Coats Group has appointed Anne Fahy as a non-executive director with effect from the beginning of March.
Coats said she would join the audit and risk committee and the nomination committee. Fahy spent over 25 years at BP where she held a series of roles, including chief financial officer of its aviation fuels business.
Chairman Mike Clasper said: 'I am delighted that Anne will be joining the Coats board.
'She is a very experienced Non-Executive Director with in-depth knowledge of the full range of audit matters and internal controls, as well as wider strategy development.'