This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 21, 2007.
Appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2004. A law graduate of Bristol University, Baroness Noakes has extensive experience both in the City, as a senior partner of KPMG, from which she retired in 2000, and as an adviser to the UK Government.
She joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in 1970 and was made a partner in 1983. Her experience was a combination of corporate and public sector work and she led KPMGs international government practice.
From 1979 to 1981 she was seconded to HM Treasury. In a further secondment in 1988, she joined the Department of Health as Director of Finance and Corporate Information on the NHS Management Executive, the Board chaired by the NHS Chief Executive. She was a Director of the Bank of England from 1994 to 2001, becoming the Senior Non-Executive Director in 1998. She was a Non-Executive Director of John Laing plc from 2002 to 2004 and has also served as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Baroness Noakes is currently the Senior Independent Director at both Carpetright plc and SThree plc. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Hanson plc and the English National Opera and is a trustee of the Reuters Founders Share Company.
The Chairman, on behalf of the Board, confirms that following a formal performance evaluation, Baroness Noakes performance continues to be effective and demonstrates full commitment to her role as a Non-Executive Director, including an appropriate commitment of time for Board and Committee meetings and other duties required of her.