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Tuesday 23 August, 2005

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
23 August 2005


Brambles Industries plc
Registered number: 4134697
23 August 2005


                  Luke Mayhew appointed Non-executive Director


Brambles announced today that Mr Luke Mayhew had been appointed to the Board as
a Non-executive Director, effective immediately.

Mr Mayhew is a Non-executive Director of WH Smith plc and has extensive
experience in the retail and services industries.

He was Managing Director of John Lewis, the UK's leading department store
business, from 2000 to 2004 and Development Director of John Lewis Partnership
plc, which also includes the Waitrose supermarket operation, from 1992 to 2000.

Mr Mayhew previously spent 12 years in senior positions at Thomas Cook and
British Airways, as well as being Chief Executive of Shandwick's European
business.

The Chairman of Brambles, Mr Don Argus, said Mr Mayhew would augment the Board's
existing skill set.

'Ongoing renewal of the Board is an essential element in the governance process,
particularly given the global reach and complexity of the Brambles Group,' Mr
Argus said.

'We will continue to identify and appoint talented individuals to ensure that we
integrate fresh thinking while, at the same time, not losing the corporate
memory that is so valuable in our business.'

Brambles' global headquarters is in Sydney, Australia

For further information

UK
Investor     Sue Scholes                         +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
             Head of Investor Relations

Media        Richard Mountain                    +44 (0) 20 7269 7291
             Financial Dynamics

Australia
Investor     John Hobson                         +61 (0) 2 9256 5216
             Head of Investor Relations          +61 (0) 414 239 188 (mobile)

Media        Michael Sharp                       +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
             Vice President Corporate Affairs    +61 (0) 439 470 145 (mobile)




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