Britain's note maker gets new top boss

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De La Rue, the world’s leading anti-counterfeiting and security specialist for currency, identity, and brand protection, today announces the appointment of Bryan Gray as Chief Operating Officer.

Bryan joins from Johnson Controls International (JCI), a global technology and multi-industrial company where he was the Group Vice President for Europe, responsible for 39 plants across Russia, EMEA and South Africa. He brings with him over 20 years’ international experience in manufacturing, with a focus on the automotive sector. He previously held a number of senior management positons in South Africa, the UK and Europe during his career at JCI.

Bryan will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team and report to Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibility for the operations of all De La Rue’s manufacturing facilities and for driving efficiency across the Group.

Bryan will join De La Rue on 19 June 2017, replacing Rupert Middleton who, as previously announced, will stand down as Executive Director of the Board at the AGM on 20 July 2017.    

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer of De La Rue commented: “I am pleased with the appointment of Bryan as Chief Operating Officer. With strong international experience in manufacturing and developing global supply chains, he will strengthen and broaden the strategic and operational capabilities of the business and be a valuable addition to the leadership team. We look forward to working with him to deliver on our strategic plan.”  

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