This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 14, 2006.
1. Peter B Ellwood, CBE
Appointed a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman on 27 June 2003 and Chairman with effect from 1 January 2004.
Peter Ellwood joined Barclays Bank in 1961 where he held a number of senior roles including Chief Executive of Barclaycard from 1985 to 1989.
In 1989, he joined TSB Bank as Chief Executive, Retail Banking, was appointed a Director of TSB Group in 1990 and became Group Chief Executive in 1992. Following the merger with Lloyds Bank in 1995, he became Deputy Group Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Group plc, subsequently becoming Group Chief Executive in 1997 until his retirement in 2003. He was Chairman of Visa International from 1994 to 1999.
Peter Ellwood was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to banking in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He has received Honorary Doctorates from both Leicester University and the University of Central England. He is Chairman of the UK Royal Parks Advisory Board, The Royal Parks Charitable Foundation and The Work Foundation of Great Britain. He is also a Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Deputy Chairman of the Royal College of Music. In September 2005, he was appointed a Non-Executive Director of First Data Corporation, Inc.
In his business career Peter Ellwood has been a leader in driving structural change and efficiency improvement and he brings to his role as Chairman extensive business experience, energy and determination. Aged 62.