Guinness Peat Group plc

Notes to Financial Statements - Guinness Peat Group plc

12 GUINNESS PEAT GROUP PLC • ANNUAL REPORTBoard of DirectorsSir Ron Brierley, ChairmanSir Ron Brierley (67) was appointed Chairman on29 March 1990. He founded Brierley Investments Ltdin 1961 and as chairman of that company implementedhis investment approach successfully over the next30 years, retiring as a director on 30 March 2001. Hisother directorships include The Australian Gas LightCompany Ltd and Premier Investments Ltd.Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration CommitteeG. J. Cureton, Executive DirectorGraeme Cureton (60) has broad experience in theAustralian business scene. He is a director of CapralAluminium Ltd, CPI Group Ltd and Green’s Foods Ltd.A. I. Gibbs, Executive DirectorB. A. Nixon, Executive DirectorBlake Nixon (44) has wide experience of corporatefinance both in the UK and Australia. He is chairmanof Staveley Industries plc and his other directorshipsinclude Coats plc, Nationwide Accident RepairServices plc and Staveley Inc.Member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration CommitteeDr G. H. Weiss, Executive DirectorGary Weiss (51) has considerable experience in theinternational business scene. He is chairman ofCoats plc and a director of various public companiesoutside the UK including Australian WealthManagement Ltd, Capral Aluminium Ltd, PremierInvestments Ltd and Tower Ltd.Member of the Remuneration CommitteeTony Gibbs (57) has been involved with publiccompany boards for many years. His experienceincludes mergers, acquisitions and divestments.He is chairman of Turners & Growers Ltd, Tenon Ltdand Staveley Inc., and a director of Coats plc,Rubicon Ltd and Tower Ltd.

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