Our Board

The role of the Board is to provide entrepreneurial leadership and direction to Ultra in promoting its long-term sustainable success taking into account the interests of all our stakeholder groups including; Customers, Employees, Communities, Suppliers and Investors.

Tony Rice

Appointed to the board
18 December 2018

Committees
Nomination (Chair)

Other key appointments
Chair of Decra Pharmaceuticals plc
Senior Independent Director of Halma plc
Non-Executive Director of the Whittington Hospital Trust

Senior Business management in the aeronautical and electronics engineering sectors. Senior Non-Executive roles in UK listed companies.

Tony Rice was CEO of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, CEO of Tunstall plc and held a number of senior roles in BAE Systems plc. Tony has a BA in Business Studies from City of London College and and MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Simon Pryce

Appointed to the board
18 June 2018

Committees
Nomination (Chair)

Other key appointments
Non-Executive Director of Electrocomponents plc

International automotive and engineering sector. Senior leadership and general management experience in multinational listed companies.

Prior to his appointment, Simon was Group Chief Executive of BBA Aviation plc for 10 years.

Simon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK before working at the global investment banking firms of Lazards and JP Morgan, and then at GKN plc.

Simon is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is also a member of the Council of the University of Reading.

Jos Sclater

Appointed to the board
9 December 2019

Jos has 20 years' experience in multi-national engineering, chemicals and consumer goods businesses. He has held senior financial, corporate finance, strategic, operational, and legal roles in ICI, Akzo Nobel, GKN and BP, both in the UK and Asia Pacific. Jos has extensive experience in finance, strategic planning, transformation, M&A and driving operational and commercial performance.

Geeta Gopalan

Appointed to the board
28 April 2017

Committees
Audit, Nomination and Remuneration

Other key appointments
Non-Executive Director of CYBG plc
Non-Executive Director of Funding Circle Holdings plc
Non-Executive Director of Wizink Bank S.A

Senior management in the financial services sector. Digital economy and the social sector.

Geeta has worked in commercial and retail banking as well as social investment and community development in the third sector.

Her executive roles included Chair Europe for Monitise plc, and Director or Payments Services at HBOS. Geeta also worked at Citigroup for 16 years, during which time she was a Managing Director for its UK retail bank and Business Development Head of EMEA.

She has experience coaching and mentoring as well as in-depth knowledge of the digital economy, mobile and internet spaces.

Martin Broadhurst

Appointed to the board
2 July 2012

Committees
Audit, Nomination and Remuneration (Chair)

Other key appointments
Non-Executive Director of the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence
Trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Extensive experience in the defence and aerospace markets. International business leadership and growth. Large engineering organisation management experience.

Martin joined Marshall Aerospace as a management trainee in 1975 and, following a number of roles with the Company, including Production Director and Director of Programmes, served as Chief Executive between February 1996 and December 2010.

During his time as Chief Executive, he served on the Group Holdings Board and was Chair of a number of subsidiary companies.

Victoria Hull

Appointed to the board
28 April 2017

Committees
Audit, Nomination and Remuneration

Other key appointments
Non-Executive Director of Rosenblatt Group plc

Experience across a diverse range of sectors. Legal and Board level experience.

Victoria is a former Executive Director and General Counsel of Invensys plc and Telewest Communications plc.

She has considerable international and domestic experience of legal, commercial and governance matters having worked in global and domestic companies operating at an Executive Committee or Board level.

Daniel Shook

Appointed to the board
1 September 2019

Committees
Audit (Chair), Nomination and Remuneration

Other key appointments
Finance Director of IMI PLC

Daniel joined Ultra in September 2019. He is currently Finance Director of IMI PLC, the specialise engineering company, which he joined in 2015. Prior to IMI, Daniel was chief financial officer and a member of the executive Board at Borealis AG, the international chemical and plastics producer. Prior to joining Borealis in 2007, he spent 12 years at The BOC Group plc, the former FTSE 100 industrial gases company, where he served in a number of senior finance and management roles including finance director of the the Industrial Special Products division and Group treasurer.