Severfield announces Charlie Cornish to join its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chair-designate

– UK, Thirsk –  Severfield plc (LON: SFR), the market-leading structural steel group, today announced the appointment of Charlie Cornish to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chair-designate effective 1 May 2024, to succeed  Kevin Whiteman as Chair after the AGM on 30 July 2024.

“We are delighted to welcome Charlie to the board of Severfield. Charlie has an outstanding record of value creation, and he brings a wealth of experience to Severfield.” said Senior Independent Director, Alun Griffiths.

About Charlie Cornish

Charlie Cornish is the non-executive Chair of Manchester Airports Group, Core Highways Group and Ipsum Group. He was previously CEO of MAG for 13 years. He was also a main board member of United Utilities Group plc for 7 years and managing director of their commercial business (called utility solutions). He has substantial experience in developing strategies and leading large complex businesses across several relevant sectors.

Charlie Cornish, Chair Designate, said: “It is a good time to be joining Severfield. The Company is operating in markets with excellent long-term growth opportunities and has significant opportunities to continue to grow and develop. I am looking forward to working with the Board and the management team to maximise Severfield’s potential and continue to deliver value to all stakeholders.”

About Severfield

Severfield is the UK’s market leader in the design, fabrication, and construction of structural steel, with a total capacity of c.150,000 tonnes of steel per annum. The Group has seven sites, c.1,800 employees, and expertise in large, complex projects across a broad range of sectors. The Group also has an established presence in the expanding Indian market through its joint venture partnership with JSW Steel (India’s largest steel producer).


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