Appointments to the Takeovers Panel [09/10/2002] The Takeovers Panel

10 October 2002

APPOINTMENTS TO THE TAKEOVERS PANEL

The Takeovers Panel welcomes the appointment of the following members of the mergers and acquisitions market as members of the Takeovers Panel:

Michael Ashforth: Director, Gresham Partners, Perth.
Andrew Knox: Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson, Brisbane
Andrew Lumsden: Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney
Peter Scott: Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, UBS Warburg, Melbourne

The President, Simon McKeon welcomed the appointment of the new Panel members. He said that the new members are all very well qualified to contribute to the Panel's objective of providing timely, cost effective and commercial resolution of takeovers disputes. Mr. McKeon acknowledged the work of all of the Panel's members, including the time they spent working to ensure that the Panel's decisions continue to be consistent, as well as on a wide range of initiatives designed to provide guidance to the market.

The appointments were made by the Governor-General on Thursday 03 October for a period of three years until 07 March 2005, on the recommendation of the Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Treasurer, Senator Campbell. The members are appointed on a part-time basis and take the Panel's membership to 49.

Nigel Morris
Director, Takeovers Panel
Level 47 Nauru House, 80 Collins Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 3 9655 3501
nigel.morris@takeovers.gov.au