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1 Robert Dickinson C.B.E., D.L.
Chairman, chairman of nomination committee

Aged 70
Appointed a director of the company in 1961, and chairman in 1992. Chairman of Northern Investors Company plc, chairman of University of Newcastle upon Tyne Development Trust, chairman of AON Minet Pension Trust.
2 Rupert Dickinson M.R.I.C.S.
Chief executive
Aged 45
Joined the company in 1992 from Richard Ellis (now Insignia Richard Ellis). Appointed a director of the company in 1994. Appointed chief executive in October 2002.
3 Andrew Cunningham F.C.A.
Deputy chief executive and finance director
Aged 48
Joined Deloitte Haskins and Sells in London in 1978 and worked in their Nairobi and Bristol offices before being made a partner in Newcastle in 1989. Appointed a director of the company in December 1996. Appointed deputy chief executive in December 2002.


Non-executive directors


4 Nichola Pease
Chairman of remuneration committee, member of nomination committee
Aged 43
Appointed a director of the company in June 2001.
Chief executive of J.O. Hambro Capital Group Limited and a director of Northern Rock plc.

Retiring from the board at the annual general meeting.
5 Robin Herbert C.B.E.
Senior independent non-executive director, member of audit and nomination committees
Aged 70
Appointed a director of the company in 1994. Appointed senior independent non-executive director in June 2002. Chairman of Investors Capital Trust plc.

Retiring from the board at the annual general meeting.
6 Stephen Dickinson F.C.A.
Deputy chairman
Aged 70
In practice in British Virgin Islands 1963-1974. Appointed managing director of the company in 1974. Upon retiring as managing director in October 2002, became deputy chairman. British Virgin Islands representative on United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association 1993-2004.
7 Robert R S Hiscox A.C.I.I.
Member of remuneration and nomination committees
Aged 61
Appointed a director of the company in March 2002. Chairman of Hiscox plc. Deputy chairman of Lloyd’s 1993 to 1995.
8 John Barnsley F.C.A. Chairman of audit committee, member of remuneration committee
Aged 56
Appointed a director of the company in February 2002. Non-executive director of Northern Investors Company plc and American Appraisal Associates LLP. Until December 2001 was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
9 Robin Broadhurst C.B.E., F.R.I.C.S. Member of audit committee
Aged 58
Appointed a director in February 2004. Recently retired from Jones Lang LaSalle where he was European chairman. Trustee and director of the Grosvenor Estate, a senior adviser to Credit Suisse First Boston, property consultant to Sir Robert McAlpine Limited, member of the Prince’s Council for the Duchy of Cornwall.
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