Symonds is chief financial officer at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, a position he has held since 1997.
He will be a member of the ASB until 31 October 2006, Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, announced yesterday.
Symonds other roles include being non-executive chairman at Qinetiq and joint chairman of the Business Tax Forum. He is also due to become chairman of the 100 Group of Finance Directors in November.
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