Caledonia Investments PLC
20 January 2005
Caledonia Investments plc
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
The board of Caledonia Investments plc ('Caledonia') is pleased to announce the
appointment of Richard Goblet d'Alviella as an independent non-executive
director with immediate effect.
Since 1989, Mr Goblet d'Alviella has been Chief Executive Officer of Sofina s.a.
('Sofina'), a quoted Belgian financial holding company with assets of some
€2.5bn. Prior to joining Sofina, he was a managing director of the Paine Webber
Group and has a 15-year background in international investment banking in London
and New York. A Belgian national, Mr Goblet d'Alviella holds a commercial
engineer's degree from the University of Brussels and a Master's degree in
business administration from Harvard Business School. He is 56.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Buckley, Chairman of Caledonia, said:
'I am delighted that Richard Goblet d'Alviella has agreed to join us as a
non-executive director. His considerable knowledge and experience in corporate
finance and investment management, particularly in continental Europe, will
provide a valuable additional resource to the board.'
20 January 2005
Caledonia Investments plc Tel: 020 7802 8080
Peter Buckley, Chairman
College Hill Tel: 020 7457 2020
Additional details requiring disclosure in relation to Mr Goblet d'Alviella
under paragraph 16.4 of the UKLA Listing Rules.
(a) Mr Goblet d'Alviella is currently a director of the following publicly
Sofina s.a. (Belgium)
SES Global (Luxembourg)
Societe des Glaces de Moustier-sur-Sambre (Belgium)
(b) In the previous five years, Mr Goblet d'Alviella has held the following
directorships of publicly quoted companies:
Tractabel s.a. (Belgium)
Sidro s.a. (Belgium)
There are no other details requiring disclosure under paragraphs 6.F.2(b) to (g)
of the Listing Rules.
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