Stuart Chambers joined the Board as Chairman designate on 27 January 2014 and became Chairman on 1 March 2014. He brings a strong track record and a wealth of board and executive experience both in the UK and globally. He was appointed to the Rexam PLC Board as Chairman and independent non executive director in February 2012. Up to 2009, he was the Group Chief Executive of Nippon Sheet Glass Group, which acquired Pilkington plc in 2006, where he was Chief Executive. Prior to the glass industry, Stuart held a number of senior positions at Mars, Inc., having previously spent ten years in several European roles at Royal Dutch Shell plc. He has also served in the past as a non executive director on three other plc boards and chaired three remuneration committees
Simon Segars is the Chief Executive Officer of ARM and serves on its Board of Directors. He was the company’s 16th employee and has held a variety of roles from junior engineer to leadership positions in engineering and business development. He also led the development of early products such as the ARM7™ and ARM9™ CPUs that powered the first digital mobile phones, and holds patents in the field of embedded CPU architectures. Simon is driven by a vision of technology that invisibly empowers people and businesses to improve social, economic, education and health outcomes for a globally connected population. He is passionate about embedding ARM’s energy efficient IP everywhere intelligence is required. Simon serves on the Boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), and as a non-executive director at Dolby Laboratories. He holds a BEng in electronic engineering from University of Sussex and an MSc in computer science from The University of Manchester.
Mike Muller was one of the founders of ARM. Before joining the Group, he was responsible for hardware strategy and the development of portable products at Acorn Computers. He was previously at Orbis Computers. At ARM he was VP, Marketing from 1992 to 1996 and EVP, Business Development until October 2000 when he was appointed Chief Technology Officer. In October 2001, he was appointed to the Board.
Chris Kennedy joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 September 2015. He brings to ARM more than 20 years of international experience in senior financial roles in a broad range of sectors, most recently at easyJet plc where he was CFO from 2010 onwards and a key part of the management team that transformed its performance. Prior to this he worked at EMI plc and was appointed to the board of EMI’s holding company, Maltby Ltd in 2008 as CFO and then Chief Investment Officer.
Andy Green joined the Board in February 2011. He was CEO of Logica plc from 2008 to 2012 and was on the board of BT Group plc from 2001 to 2007. He is Deputy Chair of The Tech Partnership, President UK Space, and is on the board of the CBI. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He has attended audit, risk and remuneration committee meetings over many years during his executive roles; he currently chairs two nomination committees and is a member of a remuneration committee.
Larry Hirst joined the Board in January 2011. He is the former Chairman of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa. He retired from IBM in 2010 having previously held a wide range of senior positions since joining the company in 1977. He currently chairs the Imperial College Data Science Institute Advisory Board. He is also an Ambassador to Monitise plc and on the International Advisory Board for British Airways. Former roles include being a UK Business Ambassador, a Commissioner for the Commission for Employment and Skills, and Chair of e-skills UK (the UK Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology). He is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees at MITIE. He was awarded a CBE in 2006.
John Liu joined the Board on 1 December 2014. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Beijing Normal University Education Fund. Former roles include senior executive positions in various companies including as Corporate Vice President and Head of Greater China for Google Inc.; China CEO of SK Telecom Co., Ltd in Korea and Country Director of Greater China of Singapore Telecommunications Limited. He is based in China.
Kathleen O’Donovan joined the Board in December 2006. Previously she was a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of the Court of the Bank of England, Great Portland Estates plc, EMI Group plc and Prudential plc and a non-executive director of O2 plc. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer of BTR plc and Invensys plc, and before that she was a Partner at Ernst & Young..
Janice Roberts joined the Board in January 2011. She is a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, where she invests in early stage technology companies. Prior to that, she was a Managing Director of the Mayfield Fund from 2000 to 2013, where she invested in the mobile, wireless, communications and consumer technology industries. Previously, she held various executive positions at 3Com Corporation, including President Palm Computing, President 3Com Ventures and Senior Vice President, Business Development and Global Marketing. Prior to 3Com she was Managing Director of BICC Data Networks Ltd.
Lawton Fitt joined the Board on 1 September 2015. Lawton is currently an independent non-executive director of Ciena Corporation (where she also chairs the audit committee), Carlyle Group LP and The Progressive Corporation; and a trustee of Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company, having served on the board of Thomson Reuters Corporation until 2014. Lawton was previously an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co., becoming a partner in 1994 and a managing director in 1996, before retiring in 2002. She then served as Secretary (CEO) of the Royal Academy of Arts from October 2002 to March 2005. Lawton received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Stephen Pusey joined the Board on 1 September 2015. Stephen was until recently Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Group plc, retiring at Vodafone’s annual general meeting on 28 July 2015. He joined Vodafone in September 2006 and joined the board in 2009. Prior to joining Vodafone, Stephen held the positions of Executive Vice President and President Nortel Networks EMEA, having joined Nortel in 1982. Stephen is also an independent non-executive director of Centrica plc and of FireEye, Inc.