London, UK – 10 January 2023 – Element Materials Technology (Element), a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services, has appointed Trudy Cooke as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. 

As Group General Counsel, Trudy will join the Operating Board, with responsibility for leading the Legal, Insurance, Governance and Compliance Teams and building capabilities across Internal Audit and Risk. 

Cooke was most recently Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Avast PLC, an FTSE-100 global cyber security company. She has over 25 years of experience working in PLC and private equity environments across a range of different business sectors, including over 14 years as Chief Operating Officer at Private Equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners. Prior to Avast, she worked for Inmarsat, the leading satellite service provider. She brings a wealth of corporate governance experience, including the successful private purchases of both Avast and Inmarsat. 

Jo Wetz, CEO of Element, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Trudy into the Element family. Her multi-sector experience and counsel will be invaluable to our 9,000 colleagues around the globe as we continue to grow our Corporate Governance functions. Trudy’s stewardship will be vital to our success, and I look forward to working together on this journey.”

Cooke said: “It is wonderful to be joining Element as it embarks on the next chapter of its history. I am excited by the vision and ambition amongst my new colleagues and can’t wait to play my part in it.” 

For further information, please contact:
Chris Alfred, Group External Affairs Director, 07778 065994