Sir Rob Margetts
Chairman of Legal & General Group Plc
Tuesday 28 October 2008 16.30-19.00
CBE, FREng, FIChemE
Rob Margetts is Chairman of Legal & General Group Plc and Ensus Limited. He is also Chairman – Europe of Huntsman Corporation [ USA ], Chairman of the Energy Technologies Institute, Senior Independent Non Executive Director of Anglo American PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Falck Renewables PLC.
He was born in London in 1946 and educated at Highgate School and at Cambridge University, where he obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering.
He joined ICI in 1969 as a Process Design Engineer in the Agricultural Division at Billingham. He then held a succession of posts before becoming Director of the Agricultural Division in 1982, Director of the Petrochemicals & Plastics Division in 1985, and Director of Research and Operations for the ICI Chemicals & Polymers Group in 1987. He was appointed Director of Engineering for the ICI Group in 1988, General Manager – Personnel in 1989 and Chairman and Chief Executive of Tioxide Group Limited in 1991. He joined the ICI Main Board in 1992 and was Vice Chairman from 1998-2000. He was also Chairman of the ICI Pension Fund Trustee Limited from 1994-2000.
He was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Legal & General Group Plc in 1996, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee in 1998 and Chairman in February 2000. He joined the Anglo American PLC Board as a Non-Executive Director in 1999, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in 2001 and Senior Independent Non Executive Director in 2003. He was Chairman of the Audit Committee 2002 – 03. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of The BOC Group in October 2001, becoming Chairman in January 2002 until September 2006. He was previously a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee for English China Clays PLC
[ 1992 – 1999 ] and a Member of the International Advisory Board of Teijin Ltd [Japan] [ 2004 – 2006 ].