Atkins' CEO Joins BSI Board

By Bsi Group, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010

LONDON, December 13, 2010 - BSI Group announces that Mr Keith Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of
Atkins plc, has joined its Board as a Non-executive Director.

A qualified architect, Mr Clarke brings to BSI more than 30 years'
international experience in construction and engineering in the US, Europe
and Asia.

Before his current post as the CEO of the largest multi-disciplinary
consultancy in Europe, Mr Clarke was CEO of Skanska UK and Chief Executive,
Construction at Kvaerner Construction Group. He has also held a number of
management roles at Trafalgar House and Olympia & York.

A keen supporter of standards, Mr Clarke chaired the CIC Health & Safety
Committee and subsequently the CIC Constructing Excellence National Platform
High Level Steering Group. He is a patron of the Environmental Industries
Commission, an advisory board member at Imperial College and Vice President
for International Affairs for the RIBA.

Sir David John, Chairman of BSI Group, said of the appointment: "Mr
Clarke's wide experience in construction, both in the UK and overseas, will
provide significant support to BSI's interests in this strategically
important sector."

BSI also announces that Mr Michael French is stepping down from his
position as a Non-executive Director after six years on the Board. Sir David
went on to say: "Mr French served BSI with distinction and dedication;
his expertise proved to be a great asset for our organization."

About BSI Group

BSI Group is a global independent business services organization that
develops standards-based solutions to improve management practices and
promote innovation. BSI can help businesses, governments and other
organizations around the world to raise quality and performance in a
sustainable and socially responsible way. From its origins as the world's
first National Standards Body, BSI Group draws upon over 100 years'
experience to work with 66,000 organizations in 147 countries from its 50
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Chiara Carella, PR Manager of BSI Group, +44-(0)-20-8996-7248, Mobile, +44-(0)-77-6835-8730, chiara.carella at

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