Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Keller Group LSE:KLR London Ordinary Share GB0004866223 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1,012.00p 1,012.00p 1,014.00p 1,012.00p 1,012.00p 1,012.00p 6,733 09:12:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 2,070.6 110.6 121.0 8.4 729.25

Keller Group PLC Directorate Change

30/07/2018 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)

For immediate release 
30 July 2018 
                               Keller Group plc 
                                 Board changes 
Keller Group plc ("Keller" or "the Group"), the world's largest geotechnical 
contractor, announced on 18 July 2018 that James Hind, currently the Group's 
Finance Director, is appointed President of Keller's North America division, 
remaining an Executive Director, and Michael Speakman joins Keller as Chief 
Financial Officer and an Executive Director, both effective from 20 August 
Keller today announces that Chris Girling, independent Non-executive Director 
and Chairman of the Audit Committee, has decided to retire from the Board at 
the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019, 
having served on the Board for 8 years.  Chris will step down as Chairman of 
the Audit Committee with effect from 1 January 2019. 
Paula Bell will join the Board as an independent Non-executive Director with 
effect from 1 September 2018, and succeed Chris Girling as Audit Committee 
Chairman on 1 January 2019. 
Paula has extensive international strategic, financial, commercial and M&A 
experience from large listed global companies and is currently the Chief 
Financial Officer of Spirent Communications plc, a leading multi-national 
testing and solutions group.  From 2013 to 2016 she was Chief Financial Officer 
of support services group John Menzies plc and between 2006 and 2013 was Group 
Finance Director of the advanced engineering group Ricardo plc.  Previously, 
she held senior management positions at BAA plc, AWG plc and Rolls-Royce plc. 
Paula was a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the 
global FTSE 250 engineering and technology group Laird PLC from 2012 until its 
acquisition and delisting in July 2018, including a period as Senior 
Independent Director.  Paula is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of 
Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. 
Baroness Kate Rock also joins the Board on 1 September 2018 as an independent 
Non-executive Director. 
From 2014 until November 2017, Kate was a Non-executive Director and Chairman 
of the Remuneration Committee of Imagination Technologies plc, the former 
global FTSE250 high technology company.  Kate was appointed a Life Peer in 
2015. She is currently a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the 
Rural Economy. From 2017-2018 she was a member of the Select Committee on 
Artificial Intelligence. She is a Non-executive Director of Real World 
Technologies Limited and Senior Adviser at Instinctif Partners. 
Kate has a strong international background in corporate communications and 
business relations.  She was a partner at College Hill for 12 years from 1996, 
where she provided strategic counsel and business communications advice to 
international public and private companies.  Kate was Vice-Chairman of the 
Conservative Party with responsibility for business engagement until July 2016, 
giving her wide-ranging exposure to a large number of industries, including 
large-scale infrastructure projects. Kate holds a BA in Publishing and History. 
Peter Hill, Chairman, said: 
"I am delighted to welcome Paula and Kate to the Board. 
These appointments, together with that of Michael Speakman recently announced, 
reflect our commitment to effective board development and these three 
appointments will strengthen the Board through further diversity of skills and 
experience including of wide-ranging plc corporate development and shareholder 
value creation.  I look forward to working with Paula, Kate and Michael, and 
with James in his new role." 
For further information, please contact: 
Keller Group plc                  
Kerry Porritt, Group Company Secretary     020 7616 7575 
Notes to editors: 
Keller is the world's largest geotechnical contractor, providing technically 
advanced geotechnical solutions to the construction industry. With annual 
revenue of more than GBP2.0bn, Keller has approximately 11,000 staff world-wide. 
Keller is the clear market leader in the US, Canada, Australia and South 
Africa; it has prime positions in most established European markets and a 
strong profile in many developing markets. 
For more information, please go to: and 
LEI:  549300QO4MBL43UHSN10 
Classification:  Inside Information (DTR Annex 1) 
This announcement includes inside information as defined in Article 7 of the 
Market Abuse Regulation No. 596/2014 and is disclosed in accordance with the 
Company's obligations under Article 17 of those Regulations. On the publication 
of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this 
information is considered to be in the public domain. 
The person responsible for making this announcement is Kerry Porritt, Group 
Company Secretary 

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July 30, 2018 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT)

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