Rolls-Royce announced today that Iain Conn, an independent non-executive director, has been appointed as the Senior Independent Director and John Rishton, an independent non-executive director, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, in succession to Peter Byrom who will remain on the Rolls-Royce Board.
These appointments take effect immediately.
The Chairman of Rolls-Royce, Simon Robertson, said: "I reported in my statement in the 2006 Annual Report that Peter Byrom would stand down as the Group's Senior Independent Director and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee this year. The Board is indebted to him for his very considerable contribution in both these positions. I am very pleased that Iain Conn and John Rishton have agreed to undertake these important roles."