Sir Michael Lyons
Non-Executive Director, age 57.
Sir Michael was appointed a Non-Executive Director following the merger of Mouchel plc and Parkman Group plc in September 2003. He joined the Board of Parkman Group in June 2001.
He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Sir Michael is currently Chairman of the English Cities Fund, and currently acts as a strategic advisor to the Government and a series of companies. He is also Chairman of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Previously he was a Non-Executive Director of Central Independent Television Limited, and was acting Chairman of the Audit Commission until October 2006.
He was Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council from 1994 to 2001, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council from 1990 to 1994, and Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council from 1985 to 1990.