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Tuesday 16 March, 2004

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
16 March 2004


BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES PLC
Company number: 4134697


Jac Nasser appointed as Non-executive Director

Graham Kraehe retires

Brambles today announced that Mr Jacques (Jac) Nasser will join the Board as a
Non-executive Director, with immediate effect.

Mr Nasser is a Senior Partner of One Equity Partners, the private equity
business of Bank One Corporation. He is the Chairman of Polaroid Corporation and
serves on the Board of Directors of British Sky Broadcasting Group, Quintiles
Transnational Corporation, and on the International Advisory Board of Allianz
AG.

Mr Nasser was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ford Motor Company and
served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2001.

His 33-year career with Ford took him through a number of senior management
positions in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the USA.

Brambles' CHEP and Recall businesses operate in each of these continents, and
Cleanaway and Brambles Industrial Services have activities in Europe, America
and Australia.

Mr Nasser's experience at one of the largest companies in the world, working in
a challenging environment, and leading significant corporate change in a diverse
business will be of direct relevance to Brambles and will bring a valuable
contribution to the Brambles Board.

In recognition of his work for Australian industry, as an adviser to government,
and for education in the areas of technology, Mr Nasser was awarded an Order of
Australia in 2002.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Don Argus, Chairman of Brambles, said: 'Jac
Nasser is a highly talented individual who has had an outstanding business
career. He brings broad international experience to Brambles and will be a
valuable contributor. Our company, which operates in a large number of
international markets, is focused on delivering enhanced shareholder value in
the years ahead.'

Brambles also announced that Mr Graham Kraehe had today retired as a
Non-executive Director, due to his increased commitments as Chairman of National
Australia Bank Limited. Mr Kraehe joined the Board of Brambles Industries
Limited in December 2000 and was a member of the Board's Remuneration Committee.

Mr Kraehe said: 'I have greatly enjoyed working with the Brambles Board and
senior management, and had been looking forward to being part of Brambles as it
emerges from its turnaround. I was also looking forward to working alongside Jac
Nasser.'


Commenting on Mr Kraehe's retirement, Mr Argus said: 'Graham Kraehe has been an
outstanding contributor to the Brambles Board. The Board, however, understands
the demands of his other commitments and wishes him every success.'

For further information, contact:
UK
Investor    Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations   +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media       Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics      +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

Australia
Investor    John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations   +61 (0) 2 9256 5216
                                                      Mobile +61 (0) 414 239 188
Media       Jeannette McLoughlin,                     +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
            Group General Manager, Corporate          Mobile +61 (0) 401 990 425
            Communications                             

Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia



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