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Goldshield Grp PLC (GSD)

Goldshield Grp PLC

New Director Appointed
Goldshield Group PLC
15 May 2006

                              Goldshield Group plc

                                TO JOIN GOLDSHIELD

Former Chief Constable and United Kingdom Drugs Coordinator and Government
Advisor Dr. Keith Hellawell QPM has today, 15 May 2006, agreed to join the Board
of Directors of Goldshield Group ("Goldshield" or "the Company"). As Chief
Constable of the West Yorkshire Police Force, Keith ran a department of 8000
personnel, and a budget of £350 million. He was appointed the UK's Drugs
Coordinator in 1998 by Tony Blair. Keith Hellawell is expected to become
Chairman of the Board later this year upon the retirement of Peter Brown, the
current Chairman, who has held the post for three years.

Peter Brown Chairman of Goldshield Group said,

" We are delighted to welcome Keith.  His extensive experience in running large
organisations in the public sector and serving as an Independent Director and
Chairman on both public and private company boards will strengthen the
Goldshield Board. His knowledge of working with the public sector will be

" Since we first met Keith he has invested a considerable amount of time getting
to know the Company and to understand the Group's strategy and prospects."

Ajit Patel, Chief Executive added,

" Keith is exactly the quality of a Non Executive we wanted to appoint. His
experience will be a great asset to the Company. Corporate Governance is an
important aspect of running any Plc. As we have said, we were keen to find the
right candidate to join the Board. Keith brings an excellent balance of
experience and knowledge."

Dr. Keith Hellawell said,

" Since meeting with the directors and senior staff of the Company I have been
impressed with the Company's drive and strategy. I look forward to working
closely with the Board to continue Goldshield's successful development."

Date: 15 May 2006

For further information please contact:

City Profile
Jonathan Gillen                                 Andrew Harris
Tel: 020-7448-3244


Dr.Keith Hellawell QPM. LLB. MSc. LLD; will join Goldshield's Board on 15th May
2006 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He has over forty years
experience in public sector management being a former Chief Constable of two
British Police Forces. Between 1998 and 2002, working directly for the Prime
Minister, he wrote and co-ordinated the United Kingdom National and
International anti drugs policy. During this time he also advised a number of
other Governments and international bodies on drugs policies. In addition he has
over eight years experience in private sector management serving as a
Non-Executive Chairman or Director of a number of  diverse companies including:-
1998/99: Evans of Leeds (property). 2003/06: Dalkia Plc (energy). 2004/06:
Sterience Ltd. (sterilisation plants) both subsidiaries of the French company
Veolia Env.  He is an Executive Consultant to a Swedish H.R. group and runs his
own small communications company.

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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