3i appoints Deputy Finance Director

04 Jan 2006

Julia Wilson has joined 3i in the new role of Deputy Finance Director. She will be responsible for the finance, taxation and treasury functions at the company.

Julia, 38, was previously at Cable and Wireless plc which she joined in 2000, and where she had been Group Director of Corporate Finance since December 2003.  
She began her career in 1990 in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen, before moving into industry with roles at Hanson plc and Tomkins plc.

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Ball, 3i Group Finance Director said:

"We are delighted that Julia has agreed to join 3i in the new role of Deputy Finance Director.  She has an excellent track record in international business and is a strong addition to the senior management team."

Julia Wilson commented:

"I am delighted to be joining 3i.  It's a business with a great reputation and a considerable market opportunity."

Notes to editors

3i Group plc
3i is a FTSE100 company and world leader in private equity and venture capital.  We focus on Buyouts, Growth Capital and Venture Capital and invest across Europe, in the United States and in Asia Pacific.

Our competitive advantage comes from our international network and the strength and breadth of our relationships in business.  It underpins the value that we deliver to our portfolio and to our shareholders.
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