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Philip Green, former Chief Executive of United Utilities Group and of Royal P&O Nedlloyd and currently an adviser to the Prime Minister on corporate responsibility, will join the Clarksons board on 1st April as Senior Independent Director. He is due to succeed Bob Benton as Chairman when the latter retires on 1st August after nine years on the board which he has chaired for the last five.
The new board member was at one time Chief Executive Officer of Reuters, held a similar post with DHL for Europe and Africa, is Non Executive Chairman of Baker Corp and a Non Executive Director of Carillion, and chairs Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale. He is a trustee of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chair of the Bible Society.