Rolls-Royce Holdings

Directorate Change

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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
08 December 2021

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

8 December 2021





Rolls-Royce today announces the appointment of Wendy Mars as a Non-Executive Director. Wendy will join the Board with effect from 8 December 2021 and, on appointment, she will become a member of the Nominations & Governance Committee.

An engineer by training, Wendy is currently President of Cisco's Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia region, a $13 billion revenue business. She oversees diverse teams of over 14,000 employees, across sales, engineering and innovation, in 123 countries, driving technology transformation and sustainability for customers across a broad range of sectors.

Wendy joined Cisco in 2008 and has held various senior positions. Prior to this, she worked at ThruPoint, a global consultancy and provider of technology solutions serving as the Global CTO, having begun her career in IT with Morgan Stanley.

Anita Frew, Chair of Rolls-Royce, said: "I am delighted to welcome Wendy to our Board. She is an experienced global engineering and technology leader who brings current expertise in transformation, automation and data across a broad range of businesses. Her insights into the technological transformation of complex global organisations, innovation and sustainability will bring great value to the Board's discussions."

Wendy Mars said: "I am excited to be joining the Board of Rolls-Royce, and by the opportunities to use data within its best-in-class engineering context."

There are no matters that would require disclosure under 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority in respect of the appointment of Wendy Mars.


For further information, please contact:


Richard Wray

Director of External Communications & Brand, Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7810 850055

[email protected]


Isabel Green

Head of Investor Relations, Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7880 160976

[email protected]


About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

1.  Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030 (excluding product testing and joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020, affirming our ambition to play a fundamental role in enabling the sectors in which we operate achieve net zero carbon by 2050.

2.  Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

3.  Annual underlying revenue was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

4.  Rolls-Royce Holdings plc LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69


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