– UK, Wetherby – Augean (AIM:AUG), one of the UK’s leading specialist waste management businesses, is pleased to announce that Rod Holdsworth will join the Board as a non-executive director with effect from 23 March 2016. The Group also announces that Rory Macnamara, non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, has notified the Board of his intention to step down from the Board at the next Annual General Meeting, to be held on 2 June 2016. It is intended that Mr Holdsworth will become Chairman of the Audit Committee upon the departure of Mr Macnamara from the Board.

Rod (aged 50) brings a significant breadth of financial expertise with more than 20 years’ of board level experience gained in the support services, construction, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Since 2008, Rod has been Group Finance Director of OCS Group, a privately-owned, international facilities management business with 94,000 staff across 50 countries and revenue of approximately £1 billion. He previously served as Finance Director at Morrison plc, the construction and support services division owned by Anglian Water Group plc, and has also held senior financial positions at Acertec plc, Alfred McAlpine plc and Smiths Industries plc. Rod trained as a Civil Engineer before becoming a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Price Waterhouse in 1990.

Jim Meredith, Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rod to Augean as a non-executive director. He will take over the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee from Rory Macnamara, when Rory steps down from the Board at the AGM, after almost ten years of service to Group, and brings a wealth of senior financial experience to the Board, which will be invaluable as Augean continues to deliver its strategy for growth.”

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