Senior women promote Spirax-Sarco Engineering's values

​Women leaders at Spirax-Sarco Engineering are committed to high standards of corporate governance. 

The company's Board of Directors takes its responsibility for promoting the Group’s Values seriously and makes sure that employees act with business integrity. 

Spirax-Sarco Engineering is proud of its female Board members, their impressive career experience, and the value they bring to the company. Meet three women shaping the company and changing the face of engineering.

Caroline Johnstone, Independent Non-Executive Director

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Caroline brings experience in finance, international, and mergers and acquisitions to her role at Spirax-Sarco Engineering.

Until 2009, Caroline was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and worked extensively with large global organisations on turnaround, culture change, delivering value from mergers and acquisitions and cost optimisation programmes. She also sat on the board of the Assurance practice of PwC in the UK.

Caroline is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She is a member of the Governing body of the University of Leeds and also provides extensive consulting services to a range of global chemical and industrial organisations.

Jane Kingston, Independent Non-Executive Director

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From 2006 until her retirement in December 2015, Jane Kingston served as Group Human Resources Director for Compass Group PLC. Before this, she was Group Human Resources Director for BPB plc. Jane has worked in a variety of sectors, including roles with Blue Circle Industries plc, Enodis plc and Coats Viyella plc and has significant international experience.

Jane has experience in Human Resources, remuneration, international, and engineering.

Trudy Schoolenberg, Independent Non-Executive Director & Senior Independent Director

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Trudy's career has spanned engineering, product development, and oil and petrochemical. 

Before her most recent position at AkzoNobel, Trudy was Vice-President of Global Research & Development at Wärtsilä Oy. She previously held senior management positions with Royal Dutch Shell plc and was Head of Strategy for Shell Chemicals. Until October 2016, Trudy was Director of Integrated Supply Chain and Research, Development and Innovation, Decorative Paints Division of AkzoNobel.​

Leadership development opportunities

Spirax-Sarco Engineering helps shape new leaders through leadership development opportunities.

Development is essential to prepare employees for leadership roles within the businesses. The Group Leadership programmes prepare leaders for increasing responsibility and more senior roles within the organisation. Two different internal programmes are offered, focused on middle level managers seen as having strong leadership potential.

Spirax-Sarco Engineering​​​​​​​ also partners with four of the leading executive education schools around the world (London Business School, Centre for Creative Leadership, Harvard Business School, and the Hult Business School at Ashridge) to offer a variety of programmes to senior leaders.  Programmes are selected based on specific talent needs and continuous improvement for senior leaders.

Achieve your leadership ambitions at Spirax-Sarco Engineering​​​​​​​

Spirax-Sarco Engineering's equal employment practices mean women have the opportunity to hold important leadership roles within the company.

If you want to hold leadership roles like Caroline, Jane and Trudy, search and apply for jobs at Spirax-Sarco Engineering​​​​​​​ today.


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