D. Van Skilling, chairman and chief executive of Experian North America said he would retire on March 31.

Mr. Skilling, 65, has spent most of his career-29 years-with the credit bureau, formerly TRW Information Systems and Services. Mr. Skilling will retain his seat on the company's global board and continue to head its consumer advisory council.

He said he is leaving to spend more time with his family and pursue outside business and personal interests.

Mr. Skilling reports to John Peace, chief executive of Experian's international and U.S. operations.

His successor has not been named, but a spokeswoman for Experian, Julie Springer, said the position will be filled before March.

Experian has been a subsidiary of Great Universal Stores, PLC, of Nottingham, United Kingdom, a holding company that includes home shopping, retail, property investment, finance, and information services businesses, since 1996.

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