New appointment at Halma

Date: 14 Nov 2011


Halma, the safety, health and sensor technology group, has announced the appointment of Daniela Barone Soares as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 10th November 2011. She will join the Audit Committee.

Daniela Barone Soares is chief executive of Impetus Trust, the pioneer venture philanthropists in the UK; this is an organisation that translates venture capital principles to the social sector. Her past business roles have included head of Institutional Support at Save the Children, assistant vice president, Private Equity and Venture Capital at BancBoston Capital, and roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. (New York) and Citibank, N.A. (Brazil).

Daniela is also on the advisory board and a trustee of a number of non-listed, social sector organisations in the UK and Brazil. She has a BSc in Economics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Geoff Unwin, chairman of Halma, commenting on the appointment: “I am delighted to announce that Daniela Barone Soares has agreed to join the Halma Board.The Board continually keeps the appropriateness of its composition under review particularly in terms of relevant experience and diversity in its widest sense. Daniela’s experience demonstrates this commitment threefold – geographically, in terms of gender and by way of executive experience. Daniela will certainly add to the Board’s debate on value creation with her unique perspective.”

back to news