ICI announces appointment of Chief Financial Officer


ICI has announced the appointment of Alan J Brown as Chief Financial Officer. Alan will be joining the company in November 2005 and will join the ICI Board at that time. Alan succeeds Tim Scott who tragically died in August 2005. Alan joins ICI from Unilever where he has had a distinguished career as a senior finance professional and general manager. Until recently Alan was Executive Chairman of Unilever China & Hong Kong.

Alan, 48, is a qualified barrister and accountant. He joined Unilever in 1980 and has spent time in Mergers and Acquisitions and Investor Relations before becoming Finance and Commercial Director of Birds Eye Walls UK in 1991 and Senior Vice President, Finance and IT for Unilever's European Food & Beverage division in 1994. He has worked extensively in Asia, mainland Europe and the UK and is married with three children.

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