Appointed: February 2007and as Senior Independent Director in July 2007. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Skills and Experience: Until January 2008 he was a non-executive director of Corus Group plc, a position he held for seven years. Eric has wide ranging European business experience including the telecoms, defence and publishing sectors. He holds a number of non-executive and advisory positions.
Eric is considered by the Board to be independent.
External Appointments: Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of BT Nederland BV and Thales Nederlands BV and also Supervisory Board Member of ANWB BV, HTT NV, Imtech NV, Royal Wegener NV and Essent NV.