CSL announces Changes to the Board

CSL announces Changes to the Board

Melbourne, Australia — 14/08/2013

CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) today announced that Ms Marie McDonald has been appointed a Director effective from 14 August 2013. The Company also announced that Mr Ian Renard AM, has indicated his intention to retire from the CSL Board of Directors at the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2013.

Ms McDonald is currently a Partner of Ashurst. She has a strong background in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, continuous disclosure, related party transactions, buybacks and capital raisings. Ms McDonald is currently Chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, having previously been a Deputy Chair, and was also a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel from 2001 to 2010. In addition to her legal qualifications, Marie has completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree. 

CSL’s Chairman, Professor John Shine AO said “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint a lawyer with Marie’s experience and qualification. I am certain that she will make a significant contribution to the Company.” 

Mr Renard has been a Director of the Company since August 1998. He has been a Member of CSL’s Audit and Risk Management Committee since 1998, and has been Chairman of that Committee since October 2008. During this time, he has been a strong supporter of the Company’s international expansion plans which have helped transform CSL into the global speciality biopharmaceutical company that it is today. Prior to becoming a Director of CSL (in his capacity at that time as a Partner of Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks), Mr Renard was appointed to advise the Board of CSL in the privatisation of CSL and successful listing of CSL on the Australian Securities Exchange in May 1994. 

Professor John Shine said “Ian has been a very valuable contributor to the Board over an extended period, especially in his capacity as a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, which he has chaired since October 2008. I would like to express my sincere thanks for his exceptional service as a director.”

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  CSL Limited
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  CSL Limited
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