Making excellence a habit
Howard was appointed to the Board in November 2008 and assumed the position of Chief Executive in January 2009. After a period at Associated British Ports his early career was spent in business development roles in the fields of shipping, logistics, and B2B marketing with Inchcape PLC in the UK, Japan, China and the Middle East. Subsequently he joined SHV Holdings NV where he held general management positions in the energy division, including Chief Executive of Calor Group Ltd., UK and Senior Vice President on the International Management Board of SHV Gas in the Netherlands.
Member of the Executive and the Banking and General Purposes Committees Craig Smith joined the Board as Group Finance Director in August 2011. A Chartered Certified Accountant, he began his career in 1985 with Coats Viyella PLC, undertaking finance roles in Australia, Spain, the UK, Morocco, Hungary and Finland. On his return to the UK in 1997 he was European Finance Director for two large American corporations in the product identification and printing ink industries. Immediately prior to joining BSI he was Group Finance Director of two UK listed companies, Huntleigh Technology PLC from 2003 to 2007 and Management Consulting Group PLC from 2007 onwards.
With extensive UK and international experience, Jim joined BSI in March 2009 from TI Automotive where he was Global HR and Communications Director. Prior to this he held positions of VP of HR and Director at Land Rover University in North America, and HR Director at British Aerospace.
Grainne Brankin joined BSI as General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2017. She is a UK qualified solicitor with extensive international experience as a strategic advisor, legal team leader and corporate lawyer. After qualifying at Clifford Chance, Grainne worked as a commercial lawyer in London and Paris specialising in telecoms and technology sectors and then spent nearly 10 years with Yahoo! Inc in various senior legal roles. Her experience includes General Counsel and Company Secretary roles at UK listed, US multinational and private-equity owned companies.
Responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, David has held senior appointments in both the US and the UK, with specific responsibility for strategy and M&A in KPMG, Arthur D Little, Morgan Crucible, TRW/Lucas Varity and Rolls Royce.
Scott Steedman joined the Group in January 2012 and was appointed to the Board in October 2012. An engineer by background, he started his career at the University of Cambridge before moving to industry where he spent over 20 years as a consultant working in the Built Environment sector. He was a Non-Executive Board Member of the Port of London Authority from 2009 to 2015 and served as Vice-President (Policy) for the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) from 2013 to 2017. He is currently Vice-President (Policy) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Todd joined BSI in 2008 from SGS where he was Senior Vice President responsible for global strategy and development for all SGS divisions. Prior to this he held several senior positions at Eastman Kodak including COO for Kodak’s Healthcare business outside the US and Chief Marketing Officer for their Healthcare Division.
Mark joined BSI in 2008 and was responsible for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore returning to the UK in August 2012 as Managing Director, BSI EMEA. Prior to BSI he was Regional General Manager at Invensys APV, EMEA and has held significant international business development and general management roles at Xerox, Dell and Fujitsu Siemens.
David joined BSI in August 2012 from Intertek where he was Vice President for Supplier Management & Global Audit Services. His former positions include International Management roles for SGS & Bureau Veritas with postings in Hong Kong (China), the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and the Middle East. David has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Agribusiness with 30 years work experience in the Agri-Food, Life Science, Commodities and Consumer Products Sector dealing in the Trade Compliance Industry.