GE ditches Amersham company secretary

After its takeover of FTSE 100 company Amersham, GE Healthcare has parted company with Amersham’s company secretary and top lawyer Robert Allnutt.

US giant General Electric’s takeover of the UK company and its subsequent withdrawal from the London Stock Exchange means that the role of company secretary has become redundant.

GE Healthcare’s Peter Solmssen has relocated to the UK from the US after being appointed executive vice-president and general counsel.

The company’s decision to headquarter the healthcare division in the UK after its acquisition of Amersham marks first time it has based the headquarters of any of its subsidiaries outside the US.