Oxford Instruments plc Appointment of Non-Executive Director  
02 February 2016

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology tools and systems for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Waldner as an Independent Non-Executive Director.  She will join the Board from 4 February 2016 with a view to succeeding Jock Lennox as Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee in due course.

Mary is currently Group FD of Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC, a FTSE 250 company which operates in the defence and aerospace sector.  She is shortly to leave Ultra Electronics to take up the role of CFO at Lloyd’s Register, privately-owned global engineering, technical and business services organisation.  Mary has a broad range of experience across a variety of sectors having held senior financial positions with a number of major public and private companies including QinetiQ.  Mary graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Physics and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 

Nigel Keen, Chairman, said:-
“We are delighted to welcome Mary to the Oxford Instruments Board as a Non-Executive Director.  She brings with her excellent financial and operational credentials and her listed company experience in the high technology sector will be especially relevant to Oxford Instruments. 

Jonathan Flint, CEO, said:-
“Mary combines strong strategic capability with a background in engineering and science.  Her combination of skills, together with experience in related industries, means she will be a great asset to our Board.”

There are no further details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.
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