SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 22, 2014 –Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced that Steven John Norris, a UK businessman and former government minister, was appointed to the company’s board of directors and its nominating and corporate governance committee. Norris is a recognized authority on transport and infrastructure issues. Previously he served as a member of the Cubic Transportation Systems strategic advisory board.
“Steve has extraordinary transport and infrastructure policy expertise, and we are delighted that he is joining Cubic’s board of directors,” said Walter C. Zable, executive chairman of the board, Cubic Corporation. “He brings a wealth of international experience from his career in public service, as well as the insights that come from a successful business career. He will be a great addition to our board.”
Norris became a Member of Parliament in 1983 and remained in government service until 1997. While serving as parliamentary under secretary of state for transport and minister for transport in former Prime Minister Sir John Major’s government, Norris was responsible for the Jubilee Line Extension, the largest extension of the London Underground network to date. He is also a former member of the board of Transport for London, which operates the London public transit system.
Following his leave from government service, Norris pursued a number of business interests and has been associated with many global companies both public and private. Currently, he is chairman of Soho Estates, BNP Paribas Real Estate UK and Virtus Data Centres Ltd. He also serves as the president of ITS UK, the sister organization of ITS US, both of which represent the transport technology business in their respective countries.
“I am honored to join the Cubic board and work with this exceptional team,” Norris said. “Cubic has been an industry leader for decades, and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of Cubic.”
Norris received a Master of Arts in Jurisprudence with honors from Oxford University. He was the President of the Oxford University Law Society and won a Harmsworth Exhibition to the Middle Temple.
In addition to Norris, Cubic’s board of directors consists of Walter C. Zable, executive chairman of Cubic; William W. Boyle, chief executive officer and director of Cubic; Bruce G. Blakley, retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Edwin A. Guiles, former executive vice president of Sempra Energy; Robert S. Sullivan, dean, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego; and John H. Warner, Jr., former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Science Applications International Corporation.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at www.cubic.com.