ON THE BOARD: Smoke detector maker Halma appointed Dame Louise Makin as chairman
Smoke detector maker Halma has appointed Dame Louise Makin chairman –making her the 12th woman to hold the job in the FTSE 100.
The mother-of-two replaces Paul Walker at the safety equipment maker in July.
She spent 15 years as chief executive of healthcare firm BTG and is a non-executive board member at testing company Intertek, where she will step down in June.
Makin was a non-executive director at Neil Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust but left several months before it was taken over by Schroders.