SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 9)—Peter Barnes has been appointed chairman of protective glove and condom manufacturer Ansell Ltd. following the death of his predecessor, Ed Tweddell, Friday.
Barnes has an international background in finance, marketing and general management, and has been a non-executive director of Ansell since October 2001. He has served as chairman of Ansell's audit committee and is a member of it nomination, renumeration and evaluation committee.
Barnes also is a director of News Corp Ltd. and Metcash Trading Ltd. and chairman of Samuel Smith & Son Pty. Ltd.
Tweddell, 64, died unexpectedly Aug. 5. His family said he had been dealing with health-related issues and the circumstances surrounding his death were unclear. He had been Ansell's chairman since October 2001.