Kier Group announces Richard Bailey as upcoming Senior Independent Director

– UK – Kier Group plc announces that Chris Geoghegan has decided to retire from its board of directors with effect from 21 February 2014, having been a member of the Board for more than six years. Chris was appointed as senior independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 1 January 2008.

Richard Bailey, who joined the Board on 1 October 2010, will assume the role of senior independent non-executive director, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Risk Management and Audit Committee. Amanda Mellor, who joined the Board on 1 December 2011 and has been a member of the Remuneration Committee since that date, will become Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Phil White, Kier’s Chairman, will become Chairman of the Nomination Committee as a result of these changes.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Phil White said: “Chris has made a significant contribution to the Board and its committees over a number of years and his pragmatic and commercial approach has played a valuable role in Kier’s development. On behalf of my Board colleagues, I wish him every success for the future. I would also like to welcome Richard and Amanda to their new roles.”

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