<p>Anita Frew, the current chair of Croda plc, has been appointed as the next chair of FTSE 100 aerospace and defence specialists Rolls-Royce, making her the first female in the role of chair in the company&rsquo;s 115-year history. Frew will assume the position in July and will succeed Sir Ian Davis who has served almost nine years as chair and was re-elected with 86.45% of votes in favour at this year&rsquo;s <a href="https://lexismarkettracker.lexisnexis.com/documents/0035/35360/168490/2021%20agm%20results.pdf">AGM</a>. </p><p>The announcement is a significant development in an industry widely known to be dominated by males. In its <a href="https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/press-releases/2021/09-06-2021-directorate-changes-rr-announces-anita-frew-as-chair-designate-and-appointment-of-mike.aspx">press release</a>, Sir Kevin Smith, Senior Independent Director of Rolls-Royce welcomed Frew to the board, stating: <em>&lsquo;She brings a wealth of experience from two decades of Board appointments both in the</em></p>

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