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From left to right:
D W Morgan MA, ACA
M B Dearden
MA
C D Mackay
MBA, MA
J N Sheldrick
MA, MSc, FCMA, FCT
Sir John Banham
R J W Walvis
N A P Carson
BSc
L C Pentz
BS ChE, MBA
I C Strachan
P N Hawker
BSc, PhD, FRSC
A M Thomson
MA, CA

 
     

D W Morgan MA, ACA
Executive Director, Group Corporate Development, age 49; joined Johnson Matthey in 1988 as a Division Finance Director. Appointed an executive director in August 1999. Responsible for the group’s corporate development activities and legal and secretarial affairs. In addition, assumed board level responsibility for Colours & Coatings Division and the company’s central research activities in August 2002. Following the restructuring of Colours & Coatings Division was responsible for Ceramics Division until its disposal. Currently a member of the International Advisory Board of Conduit Ventures Limited.

M B Dearden MA
Age 64; appointed a non-executive director in April 1999. Currently a non-executive director of The Weir Group Plc and Travis Perkins plc. Previously Chief Executive of Castrol International and a main board director of Burmah Castrol plc. A, M, N

C D Mackay MBA, MA
Age 67; appointed a non-executive director in January 1999. Currently Chairman of TDG plc, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Historic Royal Palaces, a member of the board of INSEAD and Advisory Director to the House of Habib. Previously Chairman of the Eurotunnel Group and Group Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman of Inchcape plc. Has also served on a number of boards including those of HSBC Holdings plc, British Airways plc, Gucci Group NV and Thistle Hotels plc. A, M, N

J N Sheldrick MA, MSc, FCMA, FCT
Group Finance Director, age 57; joined Johnson Matthey as Executive Director, Finance in September 1990 and assumed current job title in September 1995. Previously Group Treasurer of The BOC Group plc and a non-executive director of API Group Plc. Currently a non-executive director of GKN plc.

Sir John Banham
Chairman, age 66; joined Johnson Matthey as Chairman Designate in January 2006; appointed Chairman on 1st April 2006. Currently Chairman of Spacelabs Healthcare Inc. and the Senior Independent Director of Amvescap PLC and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. He was previously a director at McKinsey & Company, the first Controller of the Audit Commission and is a former Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Previously a director of National Power and National Westminster Bank, and Chairman of Tarmac plc, Kingfisher plc, Geest plc, Whitbread PLC and Cyclacel Plc. M, N

R J W Walvis
Age 60; appointed a non-executive director in September 2002. Currently a non-executive director of Balfour Beatty plc and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Nederland Group NV. He was previously Chairman, Global Corporate Centre, Shell International Limited and prior to that held a series of senior management positions within the Royal Dutch Shell Group. A, M, N

N A P Carson BSc
Chief Executive, age 50; joined Johnson Matthey in 1980; appointed Division Director, Catalytic Systems in 1997 after having held senior management positions in the Precious Metals Division as well as Catalytic Systems in both the UK and the US. Appointed to the board as Managing Director, Catalysts & Chemicals in August 1999 and additionally assumed board level responsibility for Precious Metals Division in August 2002. Appointed Chief Executive in July 2004. Currently Chairman, Business Taskforce on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Previously a non-executive director of Avon Rubber plc.

L C Pentz BS ChE, MBA
Executive Director, Environmental Catalysts and Technologies, age 52; joined Johnson Matthey in 1984; appointed Division Director, Process Catalysts and Technologies in 2001 after having held a series of senior management positions within Catalysts Division in the US. Appointed Executive Director, Process Catalysts and Technologies in August 2003 and to his current position in July 2004.

I C Strachan
Age 64; appointed a non-executive director in January 2002. Currently a non-executive director of Reuters Group plc, Transocean Inc., Xstrata plc and Rolls Royce Group plc. Previously Chairman of Instinet Group Inc., Chief Executive of BTR plc and Deputy Chief Executive of Rio Tinto plc. A, M, N

P N Hawker BSc, PhD, FRSC
Executive Director, Process Catalysts and Technologies and Pharmaceutical Materials, age 54; joined Johnson Matthey in 1985 as Research & Development Manager and was subsequently Managing Director, Autocatalysts Europe and Division Director, Environmental Catalysts and Technologies. Appointed Executive Director, Environmental Catalysts and Technologies in August 2003. He was appointed Executive Director, Process Catalysts and Technologies in July 2004 and assumed additional responsibility for Pharmaceutical Materials Division in April 2006.

A M Thomson MA, CA
Age 60; appointed a non-executive director in September 2002. Recently retired as Finance Director of Smiths Group plc. He was previously Finance Director of the Rugby Group PLC. He is a non-executive director of Alstom S.A. (France) and of Cross Match Technologies Inc. (USA). Mr Thomson is also Chairman of the Technical Policy Board and a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. A, M, N

Committees of the Board
A Audit Committee
M Management Development and Remuneration Committee
N Nomination Committee

The composition of the board presented above reflects the position at 31st March 2007. On 1st June 2007 Mr M J Roney joined the board. His biographical details are as follows:

M J Roney
Age 52; appointed a non-executive director on 1st June 2007. Currently Chief Executive of Bunzl plc. Joined Bunzl plc as a non-executive director in 2003. Prior to joining Bunzl he was Chief Executive Officer of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV and had an extensive career with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co holding a number of senior management positions with responsibilities in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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