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Adair Turner appointed to Siemens Holdings plc as non-executive director

United Kingdom, 2006-Mar-08

Siemens has announced the appointment of business leader, academic and pensions expert, Adair Turner, as a non-executive board member at Siemens Holdings plc.

Alan Wood, chief executive, Siemens plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Adair Turner to our board as a non-executive director. His extensive experience in business, industry and public policy combined with his expertise in pensions, will be a tremendous asset to our company.

"Siemens has doubled its turnover in the UK in the last decade and we continue to grow,” said Wood. “In 2005, we derived 52 per cent of our revenue from services and we see growth opportunities in key infrastructure sectors such as energy, construction, communications, healthcare and transport.”

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell further strengthens the Siemens Holdings board which comprises executive directors: Alan Wood CBE, Christoph Urban, Tom White, Günter Dombrowe and Johannes Feldmayer. Non-executive directors are Jürgen Gehrels KBE, Sir Bob Reid, Richard Marriott OBE and Sir Ian Robinson.BoilerPlate Text

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell: (Jonathan) Adair Turner - biography

Date of birth: 5 October 1955

Further education: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
(BA history and economics 1978, MA)


  • BP 1979
  • Chase Manhattan Bank 1979-82
  • McKinsey & Co. 1982-95: Director 1994-95
  • Director General, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) 1995-99
  • Vice-Chair, Merrill Lynch Europe 2000 - present
  • Director, United Business Media 2000 - present
  • Low Pay Commission 2002 - present
  • Pension Commission 2003 - present

A photograph of Adair Turner is available from the Siemens press office by calling 01344 396312 or 01344 396338.

About Siemens in the UK

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 162 years ago. The company employs 21,122 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last year’s revenues were £3 billion, including exports of £500 million.

Siemens provides innovative, high-quality services and solutions to customers in a diverse range of industry sectors, including power, automation and control, information and communication, medical, transportation, lighting, and household.

Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany.

Ms. Anne Keogh
Media Relations Manager

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