EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

HAYDN MURSELL

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed chief executive in July 2014. Joined Kier in August 2010 as finance director designate and took over the role of group finance director in November 2010. He also assumed operational responsibility for the Property division in June 2013. He was previously deputy group finance director at Balfour Beatty plc and, prior to that, UK finance director at Bovis Lend Lease. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having trained and qualified at KPMG.

BEV DEW

Finance Director

Appointed to the Board January 2015. He joined Kier from Balfour Beatty which he joined in June 2013. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the UK and CEMEA Engineering and Construction businesses at Lend Lease between September 2008 and December 2012. He has also held senior roles at Redrow Group Plc and Invensys Rail. He qualified as an accountant with Cooper and Lybrand

CLAUDIO VERITIERO

Chief Operating Officer

Appointed as chief operating officer on 1 August 2018. Claudio joined Kier in 2011 and was responsible for Kier Services before his appointment to the Board in March 2015 as Group Strategy & Corporate Development Director. Between November 2007 and October 2010, Claudio was an Executive Director of Speedy Hire plc, having joined the business in 2004. Prior to joining Speedy Hire, Claudio spent eight years with the investment banking arm of Rothschild.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

PHILIP COX CBE

Chairman

Appointed to the Board as Chairman Designate with effect from 1 July 2017 and as Chairman on 1 September 2017. He is the Chairman of Drax Group plc and was previously the Senior Independent Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Chairman of Global Power Generation and a member of the boards of Talen Energy Corporation, Meggitt plc and Wincanton plc.

During his executive career, Philip was the Chief Executive Officer of International Power plc (from 2003 to 2013), where he was previously the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he held a senior operational position at Invensys plc and a number of senior finance positions at Siebe plc, having qualified as a chartered accountant with a predecessor firm of PwC LLP.

Committees:

  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

JUSTIN ATKINSON

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in October 2015 and as senior independent director in March 2016. He was the Chief Executive of Keller Group plc ("Keller") from April 2004 to May 2015. Previously, he had been Keller's Group Finance Director and its Chief Operating Officer. He trained and qualified as an accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, now part of PwC, and spent the early part of his career with Thomson Reuters, before joining Keller in 1990. Justin is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Forterra plc, a Non-Executive Director of James Fisher & Sons plc, a Non-Executive Director of Sirius Real Estate Limited and a member of the Audit Committee of The National Trust.

Committees:

  • Member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committe

CONSTANCE BAROUDEL

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 July 2016. Constance is currently the Divisional Chief Executive, Medical & Environmental Sector of Halma.  From March 2015 until September 2018, Constance was the Group Director of Strategy and Operational Performance at First Group and was a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Synergy Health PLC until November 2015. Prior to this, Constance was the Managing Director of the Solution Business at De La Rue plc having been Group Director of Strategy and Business development and a member of the executive committee.

Constance attended l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris where she majored in Corporate Finance and International Relations. Constance also has an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Committees:

  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Safety, Health and Environment committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee

KIRSTY BASHFORTH

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in September 2014. She is the founder and CEO of Quayfive which advises on organisational culture and has had over 24 years of experience in a variety of senior commercial roles with BP plc ('BP'). During her role as Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness for BP, she led the global agenda on culture, diversity and change management. In prior BP roles she managed the process and capability improvement programme across its global "b2b" marketing businesses, ran its European petrochemicals marketing, supply and logistics business and undertook risk management and commodity trading roles. Kirsty is a Non-Executive Director of Serco Group plc and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration & People Committee of GEMS MENASA Holdings Limited.

Committees:

  • Member of the Safety, Health and Environment committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

ADAM WALKER

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2016. Adam is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IHS Holding Limited. From February 2014 until November 2017 Adam was the Group Finance Director of GKN plc and held the additional role of Chief Executive GKN Land Systems from September 2015 to December 2016.

He was previously Group Finance Director of Informa plc from 2008 to 2013 and prior to this he was Group Finance Director at National Express Group plc from 2003 to 2008. His early career was spent at Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and, latterly Arthur Andersen where he held a number of senior finance positions.

Committees:

  • Chair of the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

NICK WINSER CBE

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board as a non-executive director in March 2009. He was a member of the board of directors of National Grid plc from April 2003 to July 2014, during which time he undertook a number of senior roles within the organisation. Nick is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult, President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Chairman of the Power Academy.

Committees:

  • Chair of the Safety, Health and Environment committee
  • Member of the Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

GENERAL COUNSEL AND COMPANY SECRETARY

HUGH RAVEN

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Joined the Group in April 2010, having previously worked for top City law firms, latterly as a Partner in Eversheds’ corporate department. He has significant experience of a wide variety of legal and regulatory issues, having advised a number of clients in the construction sector. He has responsibility for the Group’s legal affairs and is the company secretary.