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Geraint Anderson

Non-executive Director

Premier Farnell

Geraint is a Non-executive Director on the boards of Premier Farnell plc and Fenner plc, he is pursuing a portfolio career of non-executive roles in both Main and AIM-listed companies and private equity backed businesses.

Geraint was until recently a Board Director of Volex plc, appointed as a Non-executive Director in 2013, and promoted to the role of Senior Independent Director chair of the Remuneration Committee in April 2015. In September 2015 Geraint stepped into the role of Interim CEO to lead a strategic review of the business before stepping down from the board in November 2015.

From August 2008 until June 2014 Geraint was Chief Executive of TT electronics plc, a UK-listed electronic component specialist for defence and aerospace manufacturers. He took the company through a significant re-focusing, leaving it in a strong position for growth when he stepped down.
Before joining TT electronics, Geraint worked for Cisco for eight years, firstly as VP Service Provider Business in Europe, then as VP and General Manager of the World Wide Service Provider Organization for Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. 
Prior to joining Cisco, Geraint held senior leadership roles at Pirelli. He ran their world-wide communications business, Pirelli Cables, based in Milan, Italy; he was CEO of Pirelli’s fibre optics communications group; and CEO of Pirelli UK, a plc company with full responsibility for seven manufacturing plants, R&D, Sales and Marketing. 
Geraint holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies (University of Wales) with a TEC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Chester College) and a Diploma in Marketing (Manchester University). He is married with two grown up sons. His interests include keeping fit and playing golf.