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People and Business: In at Thistle

THISTLE HOTELS has two new non-executive directors, courtesy of Brierley Investments of New Zealand, which has a 46 per cent shareholding in the company.

Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan and Rupert Morley have been appointed to replace the two existing nominees, Rodney Price and Paul Collins.

Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan is chairman of the Hong Leong Group in Malaysia and of Camerlin Ltd, a major shareholder in Brierley Investments. Mr Morley is the operations director of Brierley's London Office.

Thistle Hotels, which owns one of the most spectacularly ugly hotels in Britain, opposite the Tower of London, has also appointed Andrew Bould, chief operating officer, to the board.

E-mail: j.willcock@independent.co.uk