Patrick Thomas: Chairman at Johnson Matthey
Johnson Matthey has chosen Covestro boss Patrick Thomas to succeed Tim Stevenson as chairman at the chemicals company.
Thomas, 60, joins as a non-executive director and chairman-designate on June 1 and take over as chairman on July 26, when Stevenson retires.
He has been chief executive and chairman at polymers firm Covestro since 2015 after eight years at Bayer Material Science.
He is a non-executive director of paints and chemicals group Akzo Nobel.