Glasgow-based Weir Group appoints former Bush and Reagan advisor to its board


Mary Jo Jacobi, appointed as Weir Group director
Mary Jo Jacobi, appointed as Weir Group director

Glasgow-based contractor services and manufacturer Weir Group has appointed Mary Jo Jacobi to its board as a non-executive director.

A dual UK and US citizen, Jacobi has extensive experience at senior levels in the energy, financial services and public sectors in the UK and USA.  

Previously she was a Senior Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc, BP America Inc., Lehman Brothers Inc., HSBC Holdings plc and Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. She was a Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc between 1999 and 2004.

She is currently the Managing Director of her own consultancy practice and a Non-Executive Director of Mulvaney Capital Management.  She is a Senior Associate of The Leadership Council and holds several advisory and consultancy roles in the not for profit sector.

Jacobi was appointed Assistant US Secretary of Commerce by President George H. W. Bush and had earlier served as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a Member of President Reagan’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations. 

She was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron to the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments in June 2012 and was formerly a British Civil Service Commissioner. She is also a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University.

Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman, Weir Group:said “I am delighted to welcome Mary Jo as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.  As a highly experienced leader she brings valuable insight from working in private enterprise and public life on both sides of the Atlantic.”

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