Bekaert: Brett Simpson appointed CEO of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group


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Mr Andrew Caffyn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, is pleased to announce the Board's decision to appoint Mr Brett Simpson as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

Brett Simpson started his career with Dow Chemical Company where he took on various manufacturing, technology, commercial and global business management functions of increasingly broader scope and responsibility. After 23 years with Dow Chemical, Brett Simpson joined LBC Tank Terminals Group in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. He stepped down in 2014 to become the Chief Executive Officer of Low & Bonar plc. Brett Simpson's appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Fenner plc was announced in December 2017, before the company was acquired by Michelin.

Brett Simpson is Australian. He holds a chemical engineering degree from Monash University Australia and obtained an MBA at Columbia University, New York (US). He has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, China, US, Switzerland, Belgium and UK.