Forterra announces Neil Ash as next CEO

– UK, Northampton –  Forterra plc (LON: FORT) today announced the appointment of Neil Ash as CEO-designate effective on 3 April 2023, to succeed Stephen Harrison who would be stepping down as CEO during the first half of 2023.

“We are very pleased to appoint Neil as the next CEO. His business leadership and extensive building materials sector knowledge will be invaluable to Forterra in the next stages of our development and the Board looks forward to working with him,” said Board Chairman, Justin Atkinson.

About Neil Ash

Neil Ash has almost three decades of experience in the building materials sector and an impressive track record of improving performance and delivering growth. At Etex, the Belgian lightweight building materials manufacturer, he leads the Building Performance division which is a €2 billion revenue business. During his time at Etex, Neil Ash oversaw major CapEx projects, and significant acquisitions, and developed its sales approach which delivered strong top-line growth.

His experience includes 15 years at Lafarge, where he undertook many roles, including VP of International Business Development and Sales and Commercial Director UK & Ireland of Lafarge Plasterboard.

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