Engineer Patrick De Smedt will start as non-executive director on 1 December

Patrick De Smedt, former chairman of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Asia, has joined Morgan Sindall as a non-executive director.

An engineer by training, De Smedt is currently on the board of Belgian technology company, Option NV and the FTSE 250 polymers company, Victrex. He starts on 1 December.

John Morgan, executive chairman of Morgan Sindall said:

“The group and its shareholders have always been best served by a board with a broad range of skills and experience. Patrick's appointment further enhances this range.”