Our Board of Directors
Brendan R. O’Neill
Nominating and Governance Committee Member
Dr. O'Neill joined our Board in March 2003. Dr. O'Neill was Chief Executive Officer and director of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC ("ICI"), a manufacturer of specialty products and paints, until April 2003. Dr. O'Neill joined ICI in 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer and Director, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to Dr. O'Neill's career at ICI, he held numerous positions at Guinness PLC, including Chief Executive of Guinness Brewing Worldwide Ltd, Managing Director International Region of United Distillers, and Director of Financial Control. Dr. O'Neill also held positions at HSBC Holdings PLC, BICC PLC and the Ford Motor Company. He has an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of East Anglia, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.). Dr. O'Neill is a director of lnforma plc, where he chairs the Audit Committee and Willis Towers Watson plc. Dr. O'Neill was also a director of Rank Group, a hospitality and leisure business from 2005 to 2007, Aegis Group Plc, a global market research company, from 2005 to 2009 and Endurance Specialty Holdings from 2005 to 2014. He is a trustee and honorary treasurer of the Institute of Cancer Research, London.