31 January 2002
31 January 2002
ELEMENTIS plc APPOINTS NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR
Elementis plc announces today the appointment of Brian Taylorson to the Board
as Finance Director with effect from 2 April 2002.
Brian Taylorson (46) succeeds George Fairweather who is to take up the role of
Group Finance Director at Alliance UniChem Plc, a leading European
distributor, wholesaler and retailer of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare
products. To ensure an orderly hand-over, George Fairweather will be involved
in the presentation of the preliminary results on 28 February 2002 and will
leave Elementis at the end of March.
Brian Taylorson joined Elementis in December 2001 as Head of Corporate
Finance. He was previously Director of European Chemicals M&A at KPMG
Corporate Finance. The majority of his career has been spent with the Dow
Chemical Company where he was most recently M&A director and he previously
held a number of positions in finance and corporate finance, primarily in
Europe and North America. He holds an MA from Cambridge University, is a
member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a
member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Jonathan Fry, Chairman of Elementis plc said, 'Brian Taylorson is well placed
to succeed George Fairweather and I am confident his extensive background in
the chemical industry and international experience will bring valuable skills
to the Board.
'George joined Harrisons & Crosfield in 1997 and was instrumental in the
transformation to Elementis. He played a major role in modernising the
Company during his tenure as Group Finance Director and leaves Elementis
with the Board's best wishes.'
There are no further matters to be disclosed in accordance with paragraph 16.4
of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.
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Elementis plc 01784 224212
Jonathan Fry Chairman
Geoff Gaywood Chief Executive
Anna Passey Head of Corporate Communications
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