Rolls picks new finance chief

Rolls-Royce yesterday unveiled Mark Morris as its new finance director, replacing Andrew Shilston, who is retiring at the end of the year. Morris joined Rolls in 1986 as a graduate, and has worked his way up to group treasurer. He will join the engineering group’s board alongside his new role on 1 January 2012. Shilston joined Rolls as finance director in 2002. Morris said: “Andrew Shilston has been a great mentor and will be a tough act to follow.”