Sir Colin Marshall Deputy Chairman (a) (d) (h) (j)
Sir Colin was appointed a director on 1 April 1995 and
became Deputy Chairman in January 1996. He ceased to
be chairman and chief executive of British Airways at the
end of 1995, but remains non-executive chairman. Sir Colin
is also non-executive chairman of Inchcape, a non-executive
director of HSBC Holdings, the New York Stock Exchange
and Qantas Airways and president of the Confederation of
British Industry. Aged 62.
Dr Iain Anderson (d) (e) (h)
Dr Anderson was appointed to the Board on 1 November
1995. He is chairman of the chemicals sector of Unilever,
for whom he has worked since 1965. Dr Anderson joined
the Unilever board in 1988. He has post-doctorate
qualifications in microbiology from both Glasgow and
Massachusetts Universities. Aged 57.
Malcolm Argent CBE (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (j)
After a career in the Post Office, Mr Argent was appointed
Secretary of the company in 1984 and a director in 1989.
Since retiring in August 1994, he has served on the Board
as a non-executive director. Mr Argent is deputy chairman
of the Civil Aviation Authority and a non-executive director
of Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society and
Westminster Health Care Holdings. Aged 60.
Birgit Breuel Germany
Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director
on 1 April 1995, Mrs Breuel is general commissioner
of EXPO 2000 and was previously president of
Treuhandanstalt, the agency responsible for the
privatisation of industry in the former East Germany.
Mrs Breuel is also a non-executive director of Daimler-Benz
and Novartis. Aged 58.
Sir Ewen Fergusson GCMG, GCVO (h)
Sir Ewen was appointed a director in 1993, having retired
as HM Ambassador to France after a 36 year career in the
Diplomatic Service. He is non-executive chairman of Coutts
& Co and the Savoy Hotel and a non-executive director of
the Sun Alliance Group. Sir Ewen chairs BTís Scottish
Advisory Forum. Aged 63.
Yve Newbold (d) (f) (h)
Appointed to the Board in 1991, Mrs Newbold is a solicitor
and chief executive of PRO NED. She was company
secretary of Hanson from 1986 to 1995. Mrs Newbold is
also a non-executive director of Coutts & Co and a
governor of the London Business School. Aged 55.
Keith Oates (d) (h) (j)
Mr Oates was appointed a director in June 1994. He is
deputy chairman and managing director of Marks and
Spencer. Mr Oatesí international experience includes
working for IBM, and Black & Decker. He is also a non-executive
director of Guinness and a member of the Sports
Council of Great Britain. Aged 53.
Bert C Roberts Jnr USA
Mr Roberts joined the Board as a non-executive director in
October 1994. He is chairman and chief executive officer
of BTís associated company, MCI Communications
Corporation, based in Washington DC. Aged 53.
The Rt Hon Lord Tebbit CH (d) (h) (j)
A former MP, Lord Tebbit became Secretary of State for
Employment in 1981, Secretary of State for Trade and
Industry in 1983, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
and chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985.
Having left the Government, he joined the Board as a
non-executive director in 1987. Lord Tebbit is also
a non-executive director of Sears and The Spectator.