Alan Ferguson

Senior Independent Director

Alan Ferguson


Appointed to the board

January 2011 


International experience

South Africa, UK


Sector experience

Automotive, chemicals, manufacturing, metals and mining



Audit Committee (Chairman), Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee


Alan was appointed a Non-Executive Director in January 2011 and as Senior Independent Director in July 2014. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Lonmin Plc. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director of The BOC Group plc. Before joining BOC, he worked for Inchcape plc for 22 years and was Group Finance Director from 1999 until 2005. From 2011 to 2018 he was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Weir Group PLC. He is a Chartered Accountant and sits on the Business Policy Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.


Other current appointments

Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director at Croda International Plc and Marshall Motor Holdings plc.