This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 14, 2006.
Tragically, the Group also lost one of its most talented leaders when Tim Scott, our Chief Financial Officer, died suddenly in August, aged 43. Tim had been with ICI, and previously Unilever, for over 20 years and had been CFO since 2001 when he was also appointed an Executive Director of the Company. His contribution to strategy and the management of the business was immense, and he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues alike.
Towards the end of the year, the Group appointed Alan Brown to succeed Tim in the role of Chief Financial Officer and he joined the Board in November 2005 as an Executive Director. Alan joined us from Unilever where he was Chairman of Unilever China and Hong Kong and previously Senior Vice President of Finance and Information Technology for Unilevers Food and Beverage division in Europe. We are delighted that he has joined ICI, and are confident he will make an outstanding contribution to ICI in the years ahead.
ICI also appointed a number of new senior managers to the business, including new leaders for our fragrance business within Quest and for the Group technology function. Internal development has also been strong with a further six senior executives appointed by promotion within the businesses.
The performance in 2005 could not have been delivered without the continued dedication, hard work and support of ICIs employees around the world. We have just under 32,000 people employed in over 50 countries. Ensuring our teams have safe and stimulating working environments and good career opportunities remains critical as the Group continues to develop as a leading multinational company.