This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 14, 2006.
Sadly, in 2005 we mourned the sudden death of our former Chairman, Lord Trotman, aged 71. Alex Trotman, who joined ICIs Board as a Non-Executive Director in 1997, became Chairman in 2002 and steered ICI through a critical period. He retired from the Board at age 70, leaving behind a stronger ICI. He will be greatly missed by his many former colleagues at ICI.