BBA announces retirement of chairman Michael Harper

Multinational jet company BBA aviation has this morning announced the retirement of chairman Michael Harper, following yesterday's report that Sir Nigel Rudd, outgoing chairman of Invensys, is expected to join the board of BBA. (Release)

City A.M.'s Marion Drakers writes yesterday:

Sir Nigel, who is also the chairman of Heathrow Airport Holdings, could be announced in the chair’s role at FTSE 250-listed BBA as soon as today, after the appointment was first reported by Sky News.

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Harper has been on the company's board as a non-executive director since 2005, and became chairman in June 2007.