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Board Appointment: Jim Haynes

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We are pleased to announce that Jim Haynes has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 12 March 2021.

Jim brings to the Group extensive experience from his distinguished executive career in the photonics industry where he held a range of senior leadership roles in engineering and operations, most recently Executive Vice President, Operations, at Oclaro / Lumentum. He has significant international experience having lived and worked in the UK, US and Canada and he was also responsible for growing Operations in Asia. He has been involved in the successful integration of a number of acquired businesses whilst also delivering on organic growth strategies.

Jim was formerly a non-executive director of Andor Technology plc, an AIM traded microscopy business acquired by Oxford Instruments plc in 2014. He is currently an advisor to Rockley Photonics, a silicon photonics technology company.

Gary Bullard, Chairman of Gooch & Housego, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Jim to the Board of Gooch & Housego. He has many years of experience operating at Board level in international photonics businesses. Jim has particular expertise in technology and operations and I am sure he will make a valuable contribution to the continuing growth of the Gooch & Housego business.”
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