This excerpt taken from the ELN 6-K filed Apr 11, 2005.
The Honorable Richard L. Thornburgh (72) was appointed a director of Elan Corporation, plc in March 1996. He served as governor of Pennsylvania for two terms and as attorney general of the United States from 1988 to 1991. He is presently of counsel to the law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Washington, D.C. He was appointed lead independent director of Elan in May 2002.
Officers serve at the discretion of the board of directors. Directors of Elan Corporation, plc are compensated with fee payments and stock options (with additional payments where directors are members of board committees) and are reimbursed for travel expenses to and from board meetings.