BG Group board member to retire
Mr Collins had joined the board of the BG Group in October 2000, and was nominated by the board as the senior independent director in May 2005. The company has announced that Sarah Hogg, who was appointed as a non-executive director in January 2005, will assume the role of the senior independent director with effect from January 1, 2009. Robert Wilson, chairman of the BG Group, said: "I would like to express the board's sincerest thanks to Paul for his support and advice over the past eight years. He has been on the board during a period of great change in the BG Group and has made an important contribution to the company's success."