Havelock Europa PLC
19 October 2006
Thursday 19 October 2006
HAVELOCK EUROPA PLC
Havelock, the education and retail interiors and point of sale display group,
announces the appointment as non-executive Directors with effect from 23 October
2006 of Michael Derbyshire and Roland van Bommel and the retirement as a
non-executive Director with effect from 31 December 2006 of Ian Godden. Mr
Godden's intention to retire had been intimated in the 2005 Annual Report.
Michael Derbyshire, BSc (Eng), MBA, aged 59, is currently a non-executive
Director of Carclo plc, a fully listed company, and non-executive Chairman of
two private equity-backed companies, Allied Textiles Limited and Racal Acoustics
Global Limited. In an executive capacity, he was Group Chief Executive of
Whitecroft Plc from 1993 to 2000.
Roland van Bommel, aged 55, has since 2004 been Chief Executive of William Grant
& Sons, a privately held Scotland-based whisky distiller. From 1999 to 2004, he
was Chief Executive Officer of Maxxium Worldwide BV, a Netherlands-based joint
venture for the sale and distribution of premium wines and spirits with a
turnover of €1.7bn. Previously, he was at Remy Cointeau SA, from 1986 to 1999,
latterly as a member of the Executive Board, France.
Ian Godden, BSc, MBA, FRAeS, aged 52, is currently the senior independent member
of the Board and has been a non-executive Director since April 1995.
Malcolm Gourlay, Chairman, commented 'I would like to thank Ian Godden for his
very considerable contribution at Havelock over the past 111/2 years. He has
consistently provided sound judgement and his input on strategy has been
invaluable. I would also like to welcome to the Board Michael Derbyshire and
Roland van Bommel, both of whom have enjoyed successful careers in business and
whose wide experience will benefit the Company in its next phase of growth.'
There are no further disclosures relating to Michael Derbyshire or Roland van
Bommel required under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.
Notes for Editors:
The Havelock Board currently comprises three executive Directors and three
non-executive Directors (including Ian Godden).
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