Global technology and industrial software company Emerson has appointed James Turley as Chair of its Board of Directors, succeeding former chair and CEO David Farr, who retired after 20 years as CEO in February.

Turley, who has served as a member of Emerson’s Board since 2013, is an Independent Director, and also serves on the Boards of Directors for Citigroup, Northrop Grumman and Precigen.

As a member of Emerson’s Board, Turley currently serves on the Audit, Executive, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. His term as Board Chair commenced on 5th May.

Welcoming Turley to the Board, Lal Karsanbhai, Emerson’s CEO and President, said, “Emerson has a long-time commitment to strong corporate governance. Jim brings a wealth of public company service, executive leadership and financial experience to this role, as well as deep expertise about Emerson and the industries we serve.”

“His exceptional knowledge and commitment are a true asset to Emerson, and I look forward to partnering in this new capacity.”

Turley, added, “I am honoured to serve as chair of the board for a company that I deeply admire. Emerson has an incredible legacy of disciplined management, and a talented global workforce making tremendous strides in environmental, social and governance initiatives.”

“I look forward to working in partnership with Lal and supporting his strategic focus on culture, portfolio evolution and execution to create long-term value.”