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MacLeod to swap Atkins for Johnson Matthey

FD of engineering giant to leave the company later this year to take the reins at chemicals heavyweight

Robert Macleod is to step down as FD of FTSE 250 company Atkins in order to
take up a new role as the finance chief of Johnson Matthey.

The move means MacLeod will join the ranks of the FTSE 100 finance directors,
if Johnson Matthey retains its place in the top flight index.

MacLeod,a chemical engineering graduate in addition to being a qualified
accountant, will officially step down as Atkins FD on 19 June, before joining
the catalysts giant three days later.

Johnson Matthey said in a statement to the City: ‘Johnson Matthey plc is
pleased to announce the appointment later this year of Mr Robert MacLeod as an
executive director and group FD designate. Mr MacLeod will join the board with
effect from 22 June 2009.

‘It is intended that Mr MacLeod will take over the role of group Finance
Director from Mr J N Sheldrick when he retires at age 60 on 7 September 2009.’

MacLeod has been group FD of WS Atkins plc since June 2004, having joined as
group Financial Controller in March 2003. He is currently a non-executive
director of Aggreko plc.

Further reading:

Profile:
Robert MacLeod

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