LONDON Aug 16 Professional publishing and
events group Reed Elsevier named Duncan Palmer
as its new finance officer on Thursday to replace Mark Armour
who will stand down at the end of the year.
The group said Palmer would join from building materials
maker Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 company based in Ohio,
where he had been the chief financial officer for the last five
Prior to that, Palmer held senior finance roles at Royal
Dutch Shell in Britain, the Netherlands and the United
"I am delighted to have Duncan join our team," Chief
Executive Erik Engstrom said. "His enormous breadth of global
business experience, gained while living in our three largest
office locations, makes him uniquely qualified for the CFO role
at Reed Elsevier."