Carillion plc is pleased to announce that Justin Read has been appointed a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 December 2017. Justin has been appointed as Chairman designate of the Audit Committee and he will assume that post following the preliminary announcement of the Group’s 2017 results. At the same time, Andrew Dougal will stand down as Chairman of the Audit Committee and retire from the Board having served as a Non-Executive Director since joining the Board in October 2011.
Justin will also serve as a member on the Remuneration, Nomination, Business Integrity and Health, Safety and Sustainability Committees.
Justin, aged 56, was Group Finance Director of Segro plc from August 2011 to December 2016. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Group Finance Director at Speedy Hire plc. Prior to this, Justin spent 13 years in a variety of roles at Hanson plc, including Deputy Finance Director, Managing Director of Hanson Continental Europe, Head of Corporate Development, Head of Risk Management and Group Treasurer. Justin has also held positions at Euro Disney S.C.A. and Bankers Trust Company. Justin’s previous roles have given him financial and management experience working across a number of different industry sectors, including real estate, support services, building materials and banking; and across a number of jurisdictions.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ibstock plc, the FTSE 250 building products manufacturer; and Grainger plc, the FTSE 250 real estate business which is one of the UK’s largest professional landlords. Justin is also Chairman of Segro Pension Scheme Trustees Limited.
Commenting, Carillion Chairman Philip Green said, “Andrew Dougal has made a substantial contribution to the Group and leaves the Board with our grateful thanks and best wishes for the future.
“We are very pleased that Justin Read has joined the Board. He has substantial operational experience across the finance function of significant and international businesses, having served as a Group Finance Director for over eight years and a proven track record of driving business growth. I look forward to his contribution to the Group.”