Appointed a Non-Executive Director of Johnson Matthey in November 2017

John O'Higgins
John O'Higgins

Appointed to board: November 2017


John is Chief Executive of Spectris plc, a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. He joined the board of Spectris plc as Chief Executive in January 2006. Prior to this John worked for Honeywell in a number of management roles, including as president of automation and control solutions, Asia Pacific. He began his career as a design engineer at Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart.

John has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Other current appointments

Director and Chief Executive of Spectris plc, Member of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity Corporate Advisory Board, Trustee of The Wincott Foundation.


Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee

International experience

Belgium, China, Germany, UK, USA

Sector experience

Automotive, chemicals, energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, technology.