People: Alstom SA (ALSO.PA)
10 Dec 2013
Mr. Alan M. Thomson has served as Independent Director of Alstom SA since June 26, 2007. Since July 2, 2013, he has been Independent Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. From 1971 until 1975, he was Audit Manager with Price Waterhouse in Paris. From 1975 until 1979, he was Financial Director and then Managing Director of Rockwell International S.A. in Paris, and from 1979 until 1982 he was Financial Director in the Automotive Division of Rockwell International firstly in the United States (1979- 1980) then in the United Kingdom (1980-1982). From 1982 until 1984, he was UK Financial Director of Raychem Ltd, a division of a United States-based public materials science company. From 1984 until 1992, he was a Divisional Finance Director within Courtaulds plc. From 1992 until 1995, Mr. Thompson was employed as the Group Financial Director and Main Board Director of The Rugby Group plc, a British Building Materials company and from 1995 until his retirement in September 2006, he held the position of Group Financial Director of Smiths Group plc, a British engineering company. Mr. Thomson is also Chairman of Bodycote plc and Senior Independent Director of Johnson Matthey plc, a British company specialized in precious metals and environmental catalysts. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1970 and became a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in History and Economics from the University of Glasgow in 1967.
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