"Sir Nigel founded Williams PLC in 1982 and the Company went on to become one of the largest industrial holding companies in the United Kingdom until its demerger in November 2000, creating Chubb plc and Kidde plc. He became the Non-Executive Chairman of Kidde plc until December 2003. Sir Nigel is Chairman of Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited and BBA Aviation plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Sappi Limited. In February 2011, he became Chairman of a new £2.5 billion Business Growth Fund set up to invest in and partner hundreds of UK companies that need long term capital to achieve growth. Previously, he was Chairman of Pilkington plc from August 1994 to June 2006; Alliance Boots plc from December 1999 to June 2007; Chairman of Pendragon plc from October 1989 to October 2010; Chairman of Invensys plc from July 2009 to January 2014; Non-Executive Director and latterly Deputy Chairman of Barclays Bank plc and Barclays PLC from 1996 until April 2009. Sir Nigel was knighted by the Queen in 1996 for services to manufacturing industry. He became Chancellor of Loughborough University in July 2010. He holds honorary doctorates at both Loughborough and Derby Universities. Sir Nigel was appointed to the Board of Directors and as Chairman Designate in November 2014 and will become Chairman on 1 March 2015." 
Sir Nigel Rudd was appointed a Non- Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Invensys "on 1 January 2009. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of BAA Limited and of Pendragon plc, and Deputy Chairman of Barclays PLC. He is a Non-Executive Director of BAE Systems plc and Sappi Limited (one of the World´s largest paper manufacturers). Sir Nigel was formerly Chairman of Alliance Boots plc and Pilkington plc. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a Freeman of the City of London."