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Name  Michael Angus

Role  Businessman
Died  March 13, 2010, North Cerney, United Kingdom
Children  Nicholaas Angus, Simon Angus, Barbara Angus
Education  Marling School, University of Bristol
People also search for  Isabel Angus, Nicholaas Angus, Simon Angus, Barbara Angus, Paul Polman, James Darcy Lever

Sir Michael Richardson Angus DL (5 May 1930 – 13 March 2010) was a British businessman, most well known as a former Chairman of Unilever.



Angus was raised in the Cotswolds near to Cirencester, and educated at Marling School, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Angus graduated in mathematics from Bristol University.


Joining Anglo-Dutch congomerate Unilever straight from university, he spent most of his career in the company's toiletries businesses (soaps and toothpaste) in France and Britain. In 1979 he moved to Lever Brothers in New York City, where he spent four years cleaning house at the Lever Brothers subsidiary. He returned to UK as the joint-chairman alongside Floris Maljers.

Other positions

Angus was President of the Confederation of British Industry from 7 May 1992 to May 1994. Sir Michael's other appointments include: --

  • Chairman of Whitbread Plc
  • Non-Executive Directors and Deputy Chairman British Airways Plc
  • Non-Executive Director and Chairman Boots Group
  • Non-Executive Director National Westminster Bank
  • Chairman of Ashridge Business School
  • Member of the Council of British Executive Service Overseas
  • Chairman of the Trustees of The Leverhulme Trust
  • Director of the Ditchley Foundation
  • International Counsellor Emeritus of the Conference Board in New York
  • Non-Executive Director for the Halcrow Group Limited.
  • Chairman of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester until 2005.
  • Angus was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1997.

    Personal life

    Married to Isabel, the couple had three children: Barbara, Simon and Nicholas. They lived on their organic farm in North Cerney, from which they marketed cheese made from their herd of goats. Angus was an acknowledged wine buff. He died aged 79 in his home on 13 March 2010. Lady Angus died in 2016.


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