DEng (Hon), CEng, FREng, HonFHKIE, FIChemE
58, was appointed to the Board on 15 April 2008. He is currently chief executive officer of the MTR Corporation, a position he has held since December 2003. He was formerly chief executive of Brambles Industries and GKN. Prior to joining GKN he worked for the BOC Group for 20 years, becoming chief executive of its Gases Division and joining its board in 1993. He is the non-executive chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.
65, joined the Board on 9 September 2002 and was appointed as the senior independent non-executive director in April 2008. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. David Challen is currently vice chairman of Citigroup European Investment Bank and a non-executive director of Smiths Group plc and the Classical Opera Company. Previously he was chairman of J. Henry Schroder & Co. Limited, where he spent most of his professional career. He is currently deputy chairman of the UK’s Takeover Panel. Mr Challen is being proposed for re-election at the AGM on 15 April 2009.
62, joined the Board on 18 March 1999. He is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. He is chairman of Legal & General Group Plc, Ensus Limited, Ordnance Survey and the Energy Technologies Institute. He is also a director of Falck Renewables and Neochimiki SA. He was formerly chairman of The BOC Group plc and vice chairman of ICI PLC. Sir Rob was also chairman of the UK Natural Environment Research Council and a member of the UK Council for Science and Technology. In accordance with the provisions of the Combined Code, directors who have served longer than nine years are subject to annual re-election and, accordingly, Sir Rob is being proposed for re-election at the AGM on 15 April 2009.