Ross McInnes, Board Member
After graduating from Oxford, Ross McInnes started his career with Kleinwort Benson Bank in London, then in Rio de Janeiro.
In 1980, he joined the corporate finance arm of Continental Bank (which became part of Bank of America), where he held several positions as Vice-President, working in Chicago and Paris.
In 1989, Ross McInnes moved to the industrial sector by joining large international groups such as Ferruzzi Corporation of America as Chief Financial Officer. The group included Eridania Beghin-Say, where he became Chief Financial Officer in 1991 and later a member of the Board of Directors in 1999.
The following year, he moved to Thomson-CSF (now Thales) as Senior Vice President and CFO, playing a major role in the Company’s transformation. In 2005, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Finance for the PPR Group (Pinault-Printemps-La Redoute) before joining the Supervisory Board of Générale de Santé in 2006.
On request from the Supervisory Board, he served as interim Chairman of the Management Board from March to June 2007. He then served as Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Europe, a company specialised in infrastructure investments.
In March 2009, Ross McInnes joined the Safran Group as Adviser to the Chairman of the Management Board, before becoming Executive Vice President of Economics and Finance in June 2009. He served as a member of the Management Board between July 2009 and April 2011.
From 21 April 2011 to 23 April 2015, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance at Safran. On 1 October 2014, he was appointed as member of the Board of IMI, Plc and as Chairman of the Audit Committee with an effective date on 1 January 2015.Since 23 April 2015, he is Chairman of the Board of Safran.