04 Apr 2006
Prudential plc announces the appointment of Lord Turnbull KCB CVO as a non-executive director
Prudential plc is pleased to announce today the appointment of Lord Turnbull KCB CVO as an additional non-executive director. He will join the Board on 18 May 2006 following the Annual General Meeting. From 2002 to his retirement in 2005, Andrew Turnbull was Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service. Prior to this he was Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury.
Rob Rowley will be retiring from the Board at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting after almost 7 years’ service as a non-executive director. He will be replaced as Senior independent non-executive director by James Ross who was appointed to the Board in May 2004. Kathleen O’Donovan, who joined the Board in May 2003, will replace Mr Rowley as Chairman of the Audit Committee. On the same date, Bridget Macaskill, who re-joined the Board in September 2003, will be appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in place of Roberto Mendoza, who will remain as a non-executive director and member of the Remuneration Committee.
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Notes to Editors:
Lord Turnbull – Biography:
Andrew Turnbull studied economics at Cambridge. From 1968-70 he was an Overseas Institute Fellow working as an economist for the Zambian Government. In 1970, he joined HM Treasury. From 1983-85 he was Private Secretary (Economics) to the Prime Minister and he returned to No 10 as Principal Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher and then John Major. From 1994-98 he was Permanent Secretary at the Department of the Environment (later Environment, Transport and the Regions). He returned to HM Treasury in 1998 as Permanent Secretary. In 2002 he became Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service until he retired in the summer of 2005. He entered the House of Lords as a Life Peer in 2005.
Lord Turnbull is a non-executive director of Frontier Economics Ltd and The British Land Company PLC. He also works part-time as a Senior Adviser to the London partners of Booz Allen Hamilton (UK).
The Prime Minister has approved this appointment on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.