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
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
'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
Investor Sue Scholes +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Head of Investor Relations
Media Richard Mountain +44 (0) 20 7269 7291
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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