Former Motorola Chief Executive joins BSI Board

Press release: 24 June 2010

BSI Group today announced that Sir David Brown has joined its Board as a Non-executive Director.

A seasoned international businessman and a distinguished engineer, Sir David brings extensive and relevant experience to the role.

He served as Chairman of Motorola UK from 1997 to 2008 and was also Motorola’s Global Governance Advisor with a remit spanning 68 countries and 249 legal entities.

He is a past Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director Designate of P&O. He currently serves as Chairman of DRS Data and Research Services plc; Senior Independent Director of Ceres Power Holdings plc; and Non-executive Director of Domino Printing Sciences plc.

A Chartered Engineer by training, Sir David Brown is also a Fellow and past member of the Council of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a former President of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (2003-4), an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a former President of the Federation of the Electronics Industry (1999–2000) and the founding President of the Chartered Quality Institute, during which time he secured the Institute’s Royal Charter status.

Sir David Brown was knighted in 2001 for services to British industry. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Board of UK Trade and Investment, spent six years on the Industrial Development Advisory Board and has chaired numerous government boards and committees.

Sir David John, Chairman of BSI Group, said of the appointment: "Sir David Brown is uniquely qualified to contribute to BSI Group because as an engineer he has an intimate understanding of the integrity and value of standards, and as an international businessman his unparalleled experience in governance issues and technology industries will undoubtedly enrich the understanding of the BSI Board and make a significant contribution to the development of the Group’s strategy."

About Sir David Brown

Sir David Brown is British and 60 years old. Prior to the Motorola Chairmanship, Sir David held executive posts in Motorola, STC Telecommunications (later Nortel) and ICL. He is married with two adult sons and lives in Berkshire.

About BSI

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a global organization that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, reduce risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Famed for its marks of excellence including the instantly recognizable Kitemark®, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 70,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.