Carl-Peter Forster

Senior Independent Director

Carl-Peter Forster - Senior Independent Director


1 June 2020


German and British


Carl-Peter, a German national, brings extensive manufacturing and international experience. Carl-Peter held senior leadership positions in some of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, including BMW, General Motors and Tata Motors (including Jaguar Land Rover). He was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Rexam PLC and Rolls-Royce plc and Senior Independent Director of IMI plc.

External Appointments

Carl-Peter is currently the Chairman of Chemring Group PLC and on 1 November 2022 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman designate of Vesuvius plc.


Carl-Peter holds a Diploma in Economics from Bonn University and a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich.

Committee Membership

Remuneration (Chair) and Nominations.