Aston Martin adds heavyweights to Board ahead of FTSE listing

Aston Martin

Gaydon, Warwickshire-based Aston Martin has announced the appointment of experienced FTSE executives to boost the board of the 105-year old firm as it confirms plans to list on the London Stock Exchange, according to Reuters.

Penny Hughes, who has previously worked at FTSE companies Vodafone and supermarket WM Morrison, will become non-executive chairwoman of the board when the flotation takes place, Aston Martin said.

Richard Solomons, who was chief executive of InterContinental Hotels from 2011 to 2017, will serve as Senior Independent Director and Chair of the board’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Chief Executive Andy Palmer said: “The independent directors will bring significant experience to the Board as we prepare to float and deliver fully on our business plan commitments.”