Sir Robert Wilson appointed chair of BG Group

30 June 2003 – BG Group is today announcing that Sir Richard Giordano, non-executive Chairman, intends to retire, and that Sir Robert Wilson is to be appointed his successor. Sir Richard will retire from the BG Board at the end of 2003, having been Chairman of BG and before that British Gas since 1994. Sir Robert’s appointment will take effect on 1 January 2004.

Sir Robert Wilson is currently executive Chairman of Rio Tinto plc, and will continue in this position until the end of October this year. He joined BG Group as a non-executive Director in September 2002.