Mr Philippe Varin (Non - Executive Non independent Director)

Philippe Varin was appointed Chief Executive of Corus in May 2003. He has previously served as the Senior Executive Vice President, Aluminium Sector, of Pechiney and as a member of its Executive Committee too. Varin joined Pechiney in 1978 in the R & D function, and held a number of positions in France and in the USA, including marketing, project construction, strategy and control leading to general management. He is the President of Eurofer, the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries.  Philippe Varin was also appointed a non-executive director of BG Plc in May 2006.