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Spectris Names Derek Harding CFO, To Succeed Group Finance Director Clive Watson

Instrumentation and controls company Spectris plc (SEPJF.PK,SXS.L) announced Tuesday the appointment of Derek Harding to succeed Group Finance Director Clive Watson, who has decided to retire from the Board.

Harding will join the Board as Chief Financial Officer Designate on March 1 and will work closely with Watson during March to ensure a smooth transition. Watson will step down from the Board and the role of Group Finance Director no later than April 1 when Harding will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Watson has been Group Finance Director for 12 years.

Harding most recently served as group finance director at Shop Direct. Prior to that, he was group finance director at Senior plc from 2013 to 2017 and before that, was at Wolseley plc for 11 years, most recently as finance director of Wolseley UK.

Harding said, "With its high-quality technologies and strong market positions, Spectris clearly has great potential. I'm excited to join at this time of strategic evolution. I look forward to helping deliver the strategy and driving sustainable profitable growth."

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