Tony Lea joins BSI Group Board


29 June 2007

BSI Group, renowned for its Kitemark® and as a world leader in setting management systems and product standards for industry, has appointed Tony Lea as a non Executive Board member.

Mr Lea, who was Finance Director with Anglo American plc at his retirement in 2005, will take up his new role on 1 July 2007.  As well as a strong financial background, Mr Lea has extensive international operational experience in the UK, South Africa and North America.  He also has a strong interest in economic and environmental affairs, having served as a member of the Economic Affairs Committee of the CBI and as Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the influential “100 Group” of Finance Directors.

A board member of the Anglo American Group since 1987, Mr Lea is also the non-executive Chairman of Merrill Lynch World Mining Trust plc and has served as a non Executive Director with the Engelhard Corporation and Terra Industries in the US and Anglo Gold Ashanti, the second largest gold producer in the world.

Sir David John, Chairman of BSI Group, said, “I am very pleased to welcome Tony onto the BSI Group Board.  His contribution will ensure that the Board continues to provide strong governance and strategic direction for the Group.  Tony’s experience with an international FTSE 100 company will prove invaluable as we extend our geographical reach and develop our capability to address the needs of our customers around the world.”

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Media information:
Marc Edney
BSI Press Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 8996 6330 (24 hours)

About BSI
BSI Group is a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world’s first national standards body, the Group has over 2,250 staff in more than 50 global offices. The Group’s key offerings are:

• the development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information

• second and third-party management systems assessment and certification

product testing and certification of services and products

• performance management software solutions

• training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.