Nigel P. Lingwood

Executive Director, Finance Director at Diploma Plc

Nigel P. Lingwood

Nigel P. Lingwood

Executive Director, Finance Director at Diploma Plc

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Career Highlights

Diploma Plc

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59

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1959

Age

59

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Chief Executive Officer at Diploma Plc

Former Group Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director at Diploma Plc

Chief Executive Officer at Creston PLC

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at Creston PLC

Future Chief Executive Officer at Diploma Plc (Effective 05/2018)

Former Head-Corporate Finance at Lazard & Co., Ltd.

Director at Cablecraft Ltd.

Director at Diploma Canada Holdings Ltd.

Former Group Finance Director-Primary Food Division at Associated British Foods Plc

Former Group Finance Director at Tate & Lyle Plc

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Nigel P. Lingwood
Executive Director, Finance Director at Diploma Plc
Career History
Executive Director, Finance Director
2001 - Current

The Diploma Group is focused on three core sectors with principal businesses as follows: Life Sciences - DHG (Somagen, Vantage, AMT, BGS and DSL), a1-group Seals - Hercules Fluid Power Group, FPE and M Seals Controls - IS Group, Filcon, Hawco Diploma was originally incorporated in 1931 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1960. In 1969, the Group started to acquire a number of industrial companies. Through the 1970's and 1980's, Diploma built leading market positions in three core activity areas, all in the UK: Electronic Component Distribution (Macro and Nortronic) Building Products (IG and Robert Lee) Special Steels (Henry Whitham) In the 1990's these traditional core businesses matured into cyclical, lower margin businesses. A new acquisition programme was introduced to diversify into new more attractive sectors. Towards the end of the 1990's there was a simultaneous downturn in the three traditional businesses. It was apparent that they were in structural decline and this prompted the decision to embark upon a radical re-structuring of the Group. Over the three years from 1998 to 2001, ten businesses were sold generating proceeds of more than £90m. Of this, £70m was returned to shareholders through a Scheme of Arrangement in April 2000 and various share buy-backs. The balance was retained to fund future acquisitions and growth initiatives. This phase of re-structuring delivered an increase in shareholder value of more than 80% over the three year period. The restructuring has also changed the geographic spread of the businesses. From being a predominantly UK based Group, Diploma is now more international. Less than 25% of the Group's sales are now in the UK, with the balance mostly being generated in North America and Continental Europe. The Group is now actively seeking further acquisitions to accelerate growth and to build substantial, broader based businesses in the core sectors of Life Sciences, Seals and Controls.

Group Financial Controller
Prior

Uniq Ltd. manufactures and supplies chilled and frozen convenience food products. It provides chilled desserts, salads, sandwiches, fish, sauces, dips and dressings, ready meals, private label, and branded products to food retailers. The company was founded in January 24, 2000 and is headquartered in Chesterfield, the United Kingdom.

Group Financial Controller
Prior

Uniq Holdings Ltd. operates as an extraterritorial organizations and bodies. The company is headquartered in Chesterfield, the United Kingdom.

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Boards & Committees
Director
2004 - Current

Diploma Canada Holdings Ltd. supplies technical products and services. It offers consumable instrumentation, seals, gaskets, filters, cylinders, fasteners, control devices, and components. The company was founded on April 30, 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Member, Board of Directors
2001 - Current

The Diploma Group is focused on three core sectors with principal businesses as follows: Life Sciences - DHG (Somagen, Vantage, AMT, BGS and DSL), a1-group Seals - Hercules Fluid Power Group, FPE and M Seals Controls - IS Group, Filcon, Hawco Diploma was originally incorporated in 1931 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1960. In 1969, the Group started to acquire a number of industrial companies. Through the 1970's and 1980's, Diploma built leading market positions in three core activity areas, all in the UK: Electronic Component Distribution (Macro and Nortronic) Building Products (IG and Robert Lee) Special Steels (Henry Whitham) In the 1990's these traditional core businesses matured into cyclical, lower margin businesses. A new acquisition programme was introduced to diversify into new more attractive sectors. Towards the end of the 1990's there was a simultaneous downturn in the three traditional businesses. It was apparent that they were in structural decline and this prompted the decision to embark upon a radical re-structuring of the Group. Over the three years from 1998 to 2001, ten businesses were sold generating proceeds of more than £90m. Of this, £70m was returned to shareholders through a Scheme of Arrangement in April 2000 and various share buy-backs. The balance was retained to fund future acquisitions and growth initiatives. This phase of re-structuring delivered an increase in shareholder value of more than 80% over the three year period. The restructuring has also changed the geographic spread of the businesses. From being a predominantly UK based Group, Diploma is now more international. Less than 25% of the Group's sales are now in the UK, with the balance mostly being generated in North America and Continental Europe. The Group is now actively seeking further acquisitions to accelerate growth and to build substantial, broader based businesses in the core sectors of Life Sciences, Seals and Controls.

Director
Current

Cablecraft Ltd. supplies cable marking systems, cable accessories and cable management products. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Houghton-Regis, the United Kingdom.

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