MANCHESTER: 28th September 2001 – 2:00 PM: Luxfer announced today that Ian McKinnon had stepped down from his post as Chief Executive of the Luxfer Group. He will be replaced by Brian Purves who will take over the post as Acting Chief Executive with immediate effect.

Ian McKinnon, who has been Chief Executive of the Luxfer Group since its formation in February 1996, has decided to step down to pursue other opportunities following the sale of British Aluminium, with which Ian had been closely associated since 1991.

Brian Purves was appointed Group Finance Director in February 1996 at the time of the management buy-in from Alcan that led to the formation of the new Group, which was originally formed under the name of British Aluminium. He worked closely with Ian McKinnon to establish Luxfer as a successful international engineering materials company.

Jeff Whalley, Luxfer’s Chairman paid tribute to Ian McKinnon saying “Ian spotted the tremendous potential in these companies while working for their previous owner and was instrumental in organising the management buy-in to create the new Group. He has worked hard with Brian Purves and the management team of the company over the past five years to establish a very strong international Group of companies. We wish Ian every success in his new ventures.”

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