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Appointment of a non-executive director

Released 10:00 30-Nov-2012

RNS Number : 4188S
Drax Group PLC
30 November 2012

30 November 2012

Drax Group plc

(Symbol: DRX)


Appointment of new non-executive director


The Board of Drax Group plc ("Drax") is pleased to announce that Melanie Gee is to be appointed as a non-executive director. Her appointment takes effect from 1 January 2013.


Melanie has been a senior banker at Lazard & Co. Limited since 2008. Prior to that, she was at UBS Investment Bank (1982 to 2007), where she held a number of senior positions in Corporate Finance. She holds a MA in Mathematics from Somerville College, Oxford.


In 2011, Melanie was appointed as a non-executive director of The Weir Group PLC, where she is now also Chair of the Remuneration Committee.


Commenting on the appointment Charles Berry, Chairman of Drax, said: "The directors are delighted to welcome Melanie to the Board of Drax. Her experience and expertise will be a valuable addition and will further strengthen the Board. This appointment also demonstrates Drax's commitment towards achieving greater board diversity".


Melanie has also been appointed as a member of the Company's Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Following these appointments, membership of the board committees is now as follows:


Audit Committee

David Lindsell (Chair)

Tim Barker

Tim Cobbold

Melanie Gee

Tony Thorne


Nominations Committee

Charles Berry (Chair)

Tim Barker

Tim Cobbold

Melanie Gee

David Lindsell

Tony Thorne


Remuneration Committee

Tim Barker (Chair)

Charles Berry

Tim Cobbold

Melanie Gee

David Lindsell

Tony Thorne


There are no further matters which are required to be disclosed under Rule 9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the Financial Services Authority.



Drax: Investor Relations

Michael Scott

+44 (0) 1757 612230


Drax: External Communications

Melanie Wedgbury

+44 (0) 1757 612438


Brunswick: Media

Michael Harrison

+44 (0) 20 7404 5959



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