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Colin Day

Senior Independent Director
Audit Avisory
Amec Foster Wheeler
United States of America

Biography

 Colin has more than 25 years of experience of blue chip companies including Aegis Group Plc, ABB Group, De La Rue Group Plc and British Gas. Colin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Essentra plc (formerly Filtrona plc) on 1 April 2011 to 31 December 2016 and remained on the board until the conclusion of Essentra's annual general meeting on 20 April 2017. Prior to Essentra, Colin was Chief Financial Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc from 2000 to 2011. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as Group Finance Director of Aegis Group plc. He spent six years in a number of divisional finance director positions with ABB Group and served as Group Finance Director of ABB Kent Instrumentation and ABB Kent plc from 1988 to 1994. Colin started his career in 1973 as a trainee accountant at Kodak. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK.   Colin has been a director of FM Global since January 2014 and was appointed as a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Meggitt plc on 1 October 2015. He was previously a non-executive director of WPP plc from 2005 to June 2015. Colin was appointed to the FRC Audit Advisory Group on 3 July 2014.

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Accounting and  Finance

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