Simon Brooks: full member of the Board of Directors for the United Kingdom
18 January 2006
By letter of 16 December 2005, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland nominated Mr Simon Brooks (Director, Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance Directorate, HM Treasury) for appointment as full member of the Bank's Board of Directors to succeed Mr John Kingman, who has resigned.
On 21 December 2005, the Governors of the EIB were invited, by written procedure, to vote on this proposed appointment.
The decision to appoint Mr Brooks was taken on 18 January 2006, the date on which the Bank received the requisite majority of votes in favour by the Governors.
Mr Simon Brooks has been appointed for the remainder of his predecessor's term of office, which will expire in 2008 at the end of the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors during which the annual report, balance sheet and profit and loss account for the 2007 financial year are examined.
Following the tragedy that struck Beirut on August 4, President Hoyer will speak at the Conférence internationale d’appui et de soutien à Beyrouth et à la population libanaise (International conference on assistance and support to Beirut and the Lebanese people).
The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary T.D. today (Thursday the 30th of July) launched a €500 million expansion to the Future Growth Loan, the government’s scheme to support SMEs, farmers and fishing. The additional funding will be provided by the EIB Group.
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