Michael R. Angus

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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, where he spent four years cleaning house at the Lever Brothers subsidiary. He returned to UK as the joint-chairman alongside Floris Maljers.[1]

Other positions[edit]

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

Angus was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1997.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3] He died aged 79 in his home on 13 March 2010.[4]


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