Austin Reed Group PLC announces the appointment of Angela Heylin OBE as a non-executive director with effect from 1 July 2001. Angela is president of BSMG Worldwide (UK) and is also a director of Mothercare plc and of Provident Financial plc. Previously she was chief executive of Charles Barker (now part of BSMG Worldwide) for 13 years and served on the Prime Minister's Advisory Panel for the Citizen's Charter from 1993 to 1997.