D.C. MARSHALL (age 75),    Chairman

Mr Marshall joined the Board in 1974. He is the chairman of London Finance & Investment Group PLC, which is a substantial shareholder of Western. He is a non-executive director of Northbridge Industrial Services PLC and is the chief executive of Marshall Monteagle PLC. He resides in South Africa, where he has interests in listed trading, financial and property companies.  Mr Marshall has considerable board level experience which he brings to the Boards of the Core Holdings on behalf of the Company. Board