This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 21, 2007.
Mr D C M Hamill
Appointed a Director on 8 December 2003. He is Chairman and Chief Executive of ICI Paints.
David Hamill joined the Company from Royal Philips Electronics where he was a member of the Group Management Committee. A graduate in Production Engineering and Management from Strathclyde University, David Hamill worked for Honeywell and General Instruments before joining Philips Semiconductors as product manager in 1986. He held a number of senior positions within Philips Power Semiconductors and Lighting businesses, becoming President of Philips Lighting Asia Pacific in 1996 and Executive Vice President of Philips Lighting and Chief Executive Officer of the Lamps business group two years later.
In May 2001, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Lighting.
David Hamill has held senior management roles in Europe and Asia where he has gained considerable production, commercial, marketing and finance experience. Whilst his experience with large retail customers has specific relevance for ICI Paints, his broader business expertise, and in particular his understanding of Asian markets, is of value to the Group as a whole.
Until December 2005, David Hamill was a Non-Executive Director of BPB plc.