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Shire appoints Susan Kilsby to succeed Matthew Emmens as chair

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Matthew Emmens is retiring as non-executive chairman of Shire, and is being replaced following Shire's AGM on 29 April 2014 by Susan Kilsby, chairman of Shire's audit, compliance and risk committee since May 2013. She will step down from her previous role at that time, to be replaced by Dominic Blakemore. Mr Emmens joined the company as its CEO in 2003, and became chairman in 2008. Ms Kilsby joined the Shire board as a non-executive director in September 2011 following a career in investment banking. She will also become a member of Shire's nomination committee with effect from 1 February 2014.


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