Appointment of Non-Executive Director, Gooch & Housego PLC, 2020-05-11

RNS Number : 3398M
Gooch & Housego PLC
11 May 2020

For immediate release

11th May 2020




Gooch & Housego PLC

(“G&H” or the “Group”)


Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Gooch & Housego PLC (AIM: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of optical components and systems, is pleased to announce that Louise Evans has been appointed to the Company’s Board as a Non-Executive Director, and Chair of the Audit Committee, with effect from 11th May 2020.


Louise brings extensive experience from her strategic leadership roles in both listed and privately owned technical engineering groups. She has substantial expertise in the areas of financial management and M&A as well as the implementation of internal control and risk management frameworks.  


Louise is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of AIM-quoted AB Dynamics plc and a Board advisor to low carbon commodity broker SCB Group.  


Louise was Group Finance Director of Braemar Shipping Services plc from 2015 to 2018 and previously Group Financial Director of Williams Grand Prix Holdings plc. Louise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.  



Gary Bullard, Chairman of G&H, commented: 


“I am delighted to welcome Louise to the Board. She has significant experience at Board level in listed and international businesses. Going forwards, I am sure she will make a valuable contribution to the continuing growth of the Group.”




For further information contact: –




Mark Webster/Chris Jewell 

Gooch & Housego PLC

                     01460 256440

Mark Court /Charlotte Slater 


020 7466 5000

Chris Baird/ Patrick Robb/

David Anderson   

Investec Bank plc

020 7597 5970






Louise Margaret Evans (aged 46 years) currently holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:


Current Directorships or Partnerships

Past Directorships or Partnerships

AB Dynamics plc

A.C.M. Shipping Services Limited


ACM Sale & Purchase Limited


ACM Shipping CIS Limited


ACM Shipping EBT Limited


ACM Shipping USA Limited


ACM Tankers Limited


Alchemy Trading Company Limited


Asian Energy Services Pte Ltd


Braemar ACM Group Limited


Braemar ACM Shipbroking (Dry Cargo) Limited


Braemar ACM Shipbroking (USA) Inc.


Braemar ACM Shipbroking Group Limited


Braemar ACM Shipbroking Limited


Braemar ACM Shipbroking Pte Limited


Braemar ACM Shipbroking Pty Limited


Braemar ACM Valuations Limited


Braemar Atlantic Securities Holdings Limited


Braemar Atlantic Securities Limited


Braemar Burness Maritime Limited


Braemar Chartering Limited


Braemar Container Shipping and Chartering Limited


Braemar Developments Limited


Braemar Financial Holdings Germany GmbH


Braemar Financial Holdings Limited


Braemar Futures Limited


Braemar Holdings (USA) Inc


Braemar Howells Consultancy Limited


Braemar Marine Limited


Braemar Maritime Limited


Braemar Naves Corporate Finance GmbH


Braemar Naves Corporate Finance Limited


Braemar Response Limited


Braemar Seascope (Beijing) Limited


Braemar Seascope Shipping Limited


Braemar Seascope Technical Services Limited


Braemar Shipbrokers Limited


Braemar Shipping Services plc


Braemar Tankers Limited


Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Limited


Braemar Technical Services (Adjusting) Pte Ltd


Braemar Technical Services (Engineering) Inc


Braemar Technical Services (Engineering) Limited


Braemar Technical Services (Offshore) Pte Limited


Braemar Technical Services (USA) Inc


Braemar Technical Services Holdings Limited


Braemar Technical Services Inc


Braemar Technical Services Limited


Braemar Technical Services Pte Ltd


BS Energy Services Limited


BTS (Offshore) Pte Ltd (Nevis)


Burness Marine (Gas) Limited


Burness Marine (Tankers) Limited


Cagnoil Limited


CB (Newcastle) Ltd


Cory Brothers (USA) Inc


Cory Brothers Shipping Agencies (S) Pte Ltd


Cory Brothers Shipping Agency Limited


Cory Logistics Limited


Fred Olsen Freight Limited


Freight Action Limited


GFL (UK) Limited


Gorman Cory Shipping Agency Limited


Lawrence Holt & Company Limited


Lemstock Limited


London Central Cruise Moorings Limited


Morrison Shipping Agency Limited


Morrison Shipping Limited


Morrison Tours Limited


Morrison Tours Logistics Limited


Orca Shipping Limited


Persona Logistics Services Limited


Planetwide Group Limited


Planetwide Limited


Portabella Limited


Red Dragon Line Limited


Seascope Capital Services Limited


Seascope Projects Limited


Seascope Sale & Purchase Limited


Seascope Shipping Investments Limited


Seascope Shipping Limited


Seascope Shipping Services Limited


ShipTrak Limited


South African Liner Services Limited


Wavespec (North East) Limited

The Infertility Network (UK)




There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of Louise Evans.



Notes to editors

Gooch & Housego is a photonics technology business headquartered in Ilminster, Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defence, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise is offered across a broad range of complementary technologies.



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