LONDON — Merryck & Co., the global leadership firm are delighted to announce that Merryck mentor Dame Louise Makin has been appointed as the next Chair of Halma, the FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies. Louise has joined the Halma Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and will replace Paul Walker as Chair in July 2021, when he steps down from the Board after eight years.
Annemarie Durbin, Chair of Merryck & Co. said: “Congratulations to Louise on her appointment. We are delighted to have Louise as the second female FTSE 100 Chair amongst Merryck’s faculty of mentors alongside Annette Court, Chair of financial services company Admiral Group Plc. At Merryck we pride ourselves on the quality of our mentors and both Louise and Annette are testament to that”.
Louise has a distinguished career in business as a chief executive and board director, working across multiple sectors. For 15 years Louise was Chief Executive Officer of BTG plc, the international specialist healthcare company. Louise led the transformation of the company through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions, during which its market capitalisation increased from $150m to $4.2bn, before its sale to Boston Scientific in 2019.
Louise said: “I am delighted to be joining Halma as Chair. Halma is driven by its strong purpose – to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. This couldn’t be more relevant to the world we are living in today and I look forward to working with Andrew Williams and the rest of the Halma Board to deliver on this.”
About Merryck & Co.
Merryck & Co. has been helping organisations for 20 years accelerate the impact of leadership. Merryck & Co. is a global firm of experienced CEOs and top business leaders who bring an operator’s lens to executive development. Their services focus on succession, senior leadership development, strategic enterprise transformation, and emerging leadership development. The firm’s clients include some of the most successful executives within the highest-performing companies in the world, boards of directors, and select teams of individuals.