The Board of Directors of Ferrovial, at the proposal of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, has appointed Howard Lance as an independent director, replacing Gabriele Burgio. Howard Lance, an industrial engineer from the US, was formerly Chairman and CEO of Harris Corporation and President of NCR. He is currently Executive Advisor and Chairman of companies in the Blackstone Group.
"Howard has extensive experience in managing large multinationals and a deep understanding of the US market," said Rafael del Pino, chairman of Ferrovial "Gabriele has done an extraordinary job over the years and helped transform the company into a global operator of infrastructure and services," added Del Pino.
Born in 1955 in East Peoria (Illinois), Howard Lance graduated in industrial engineering from Bradley University and obtained an MBA from Purdue. From 2003 to 2011, he was Chairman and CEO of Harris Corporation, a multinational company in the fields of information and communication technology. Before joining Harris, Lance was President of NCR Corporation. He previously worked for 17 years at Emerson Electric Co., where he held a range of management positions. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Summit Materials, Emdeon, Stryker Corporation and Eastman Chemical. He was also formerly a member of the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and of the board of governance and executive committee of the Aerospace Industries Association, among other organizations.
Gabriele Burgio joined the Board of Directors of Ferrovial as an independent director in 2002. He has been Chairman of the Audit and Control Committee and of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The Board of Directors expressed its gratitude for his valuable service to the Company.
The Board of Directors also resolved unanimously, at the proposal of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, to appoint Joaquín Ayuso, who is an external director, as a member of the Audit and Control Committee, and José Fernando Sánchez Junco, who is an independent director, as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The Board also appointed Jaime Carvajal, who is an independent director, as Chairman of the latter committee.