Mark Elborne was President and Chief Executive Officer at GE UK and Ireland, General Electric Company, from 2009 until his recent retirement in 2018. GE is one of the largest industrial manufacturers globally and in the UK has over 18,000 employees in over 50 industrial sites. Mark’s key focus was leading GE’s UK and Ireland based businesses in the energy, aviation, oil and gas and healthcare sectors, working closely with customers and governments. Mark joined GE in 2004 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of GE Insurance Solutions. From 2006 to 2009 he was General Counsel and Head of Regulatory in EMEA. Prior to GE, Mark was a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP) from 1988 to 2004. He qualified as a solicitor in 1983 after gaining a degree in History and Politics from Exeter University, and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2004. Mark is a nominated Board representative of the Company’s major shareholder, SIMEC, and joined the Board on 15 June 2018.