John O'Higgins

Non-Executive Director

John O'Higgins


Appointed to the board 

November 2017



Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee


International experience

Belgium, China, Germany, UK, US


Sector experience

Automotive, chemicals, energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, technology


John was previously Chief Executive of Spectris plc, a position he held from January 2006 to September 2018. Prior to this he worked for Honeywell in a number of management roles, including as president of automation and control solutions, Asia Pacific. He began his career as a design engineer at Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart. Between 2010 and 2015, John was a Non-Executive Director of Exite Technologies Inc.


Other current appointments

Trustee of the Wincott Foundation.