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Directorate Changes at Carillion

Carillion plc announces today that Keith Cochrane has been appointed as Interim Group Chief Executive, while a search is undertaken for a permanent appointee.
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Carillion plc announces today that Keith Cochrane has been appointed as Interim Group Chief Executive, while a search is undertaken for a permanent appointee.  Richard Howson has stepped down as Group Chief Executive and from the Board. Richard will stay with the Group for a period of up to one year to support the transition.

 

Keith was appointed to the Carillion Board on 2 July 2015 and has served as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 September 2015. He has also served as a member of the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination, Sustainability and Business Integrity Committees. 

 

Keith, aged 52, is the former Chief Executive of The Weir Group plc. He joined Weir as Finance Director in July 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive in November 2009, standing down in 2016.  Following a number of years at Arthur Andersen, Keith joined Stagecoach Group plc in 1993. He became the Group's Finance Director in 1996 and Chief Executive in 2000. He joined Scottish Power plc in 2003 and served as Director of Group Finance.

 

In 2015, Keith was appointed as the UK Government's Lead Non-Executive Director for the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Keith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and appointed CBE in 2016.

 

Baroness Sally Morgan, previously an Independent Non-Executive Director, has been appointed as the Senior Non-Executive with immediate effect. 

 

 

 

Richard Tapp

Company Secretary

Tel: +44 (0)1902 422431

 

Carillion PLC

About Carillion PLC

Carillion is a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. The Group had annual revenue in 2013 of some £4.1 billion, employs around 40,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East and Canada. The Group has four business segments: Support services - this includes facilities management, facilities services, energy services, utility services, road maintenance, rail services and consultancy services. Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects - this includes investing activities in PPP projects for Government buildings and infrastructure, mainly in the Defence, Health, Education, Transport and Secure accommodation sectors. Middle East construction services - this includes our building and civil engineering activities in the Middle East. Construction services (excluding the Middle East) - this includes building, civil engineering and developments activities in the UK and construction activities in Canada.

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