Elementis Group Plc, the Chemicals firm today announced Bob Beeston as its new Chairman effective immediately. The outgoing Chairman is Edward Bramson who will continue to serve on the Board as a Non executive director. The Board also intends to appoint a Chief Executive soon.

Beeston has held the post of Non executive Chairman of Cookson Group Plc, the international materials science company since April 2003. He also is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of D S Smith Plc.

Outgoing Chairman Bramson said in a statement:Bob brings a wealth of experience both as a successful business leader and as Board Chairman and I am delighted that he has accepted the position.