It consists of FDs of FTSE 100 and other major companies - keeping in touch with the government, the EU, the Accounting Standards Board and other bodies.
Coombe has been FD of Glaxo since 1992 and is a member of the Accounting Standards Board.
Pearce becomes deputy chairman of the group.
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