Lord Smith of Kelvin

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Lord Smith joined the Weir Group "Board in February 2002 and was appointed chairman in July of the same year. He is chairman of Scottish & Southern Energy plc and a non-executive director of Standard Bank Group Ltd. He is also chairman of Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the organising committee for the Commonwealth Games and the UK Green Investment Bank, a company set up by the UK Government to accelerate additional capital into the green economy.

"He is chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland and patron of the Scottish Community Foundation. He was formerly chairman and chief executive of Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and was chief executive of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management from 1996 until 2000 before becoming vice chairman of Deutsche Asset Management between 2000 and 2002. He has also held a number of other positions in the financial services industry, was a member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland and former chairman of the trustees of the National Museums of Scotland."[1]

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  1. Weir Group Board, organizational web page, accessed August 20, 2012.