Michael J. Kirkwood

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"Michael Kirkwood joined the Board of Circle Holdings plc as Chairman in June 2011. He is additionally Chairman of Ondra Partners LLP, a Board member of UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI), and Senior Advisor to media group Eros International plc. He retired from a 31 year career with Citigroup at the end of 2008 where he was most recently UK Country Head and Chairman of Corporate Banking.

"Schooled in Scotland and a graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Kirkwood initially worked for HSBC and the Bowater-Ralli Group. His career has taken him to Asia, the USA, Continental Europe, Scandinavia as well as the UK.

"Mr. Kirkwood was a Non-Executive Director of engineering group Kidde plc for 4 years prior to its acquisition by United Technologies in 2005 and was Deputy Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Advisory Board from 2008 to June 2011. He remains a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and Chairman of poverty housing charity Habitat for Humanity GB.

"During his City career Mr. Kirkwood served as Deputy Chairman of the British Bankers Association, President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks, Chairman of British American Business, Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and as a member of the CBI’s Financial Services Council.

"A former H.M. Lieutenant for the City of London, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael & St. George (CMG) in the Queen’s 2003 Birthday Honours."[1]


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  1. Circle Holdings Board, organizational web page, accessed August 1, 2012.
  2. AngloGold Ashanti Board, organizational web page, accessed September 20, 2012.