Appointed to the Board of Rolls-Royce "in February 2008. John McAdam was the Chief Executive of ICI plc until ICI's acquisition by Akzo Nobel. He is a non-executive director of J Sainsbury Plc and is a non-executive director and Chairman designate, of United Utilities PLC and a member of the University of Cambridge Chemistry Advisory Board." 
Appointed to the Board of J Sainsbury Plc "on 1 September 2005, John is the Senior Independent Director. He is Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc and United Utilities plc and also a Non-Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Group plc and Sara Lee Corporation. John joined Unilever PLC as a management trainee in 1974 and went on to hold a number of senior positions in Birds Eye Walls, Quest and Unichema, before the sale of the Specialty Chemical Businesses to ICI in 1997. He was Chief Executive of ICI plc, until its sale to Akzo Nobel, and was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Severn Trent plc (2000-05). Age 64."