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13 January 2006

Mott MacDonald appoints new non-executive director – Baroness Blackstone, Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University and a former Minister of State

Mott MacDonald is pleased to announce that Baroness Blackstone – Vice Chancellor of Greenwich University and a former Minister of State – has been appointed non-executive director. Baroness Blackstone is an experienced chief executive and non-executive director and brings to the international consultancy an extensive understanding of working with developing countries. With her interest in education and social and corporate responsibility she will provide invaluable support to Mott MacDonald’s education specialists at Cambridge Education and the Group’s wider aims to balance the requirements of its business with social and environmental impacts making responsible behaviour part of its culture.

Baroness Blackstone was made a Life Peer in 1987 and following various senior portfolios in opposition – Foreign Affairs, Education and Science, the Treasury and Trade and Industry – became Minster of State for Education and Employment in 1997 and Culture, Media and Sport in 2001. She was made a Privy Councillor in 2001 and left active politics in 2003 to become Vice Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, a role she will hold for a five year term. She is currently a director of VT Group Plc and has held a variety of other directorships with companies including Granada Learning, Rover Plc, Thames Television and The Royal Opera House.

Baroness Blackstone’s appointment follows the retirement of Frank Turner who had been a non-executive director with the Group since August 2000.

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