Vesuvius adds Kath Durrant to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Vesuvius plc (LON: VSVS), a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology, today announced the appointment of Kath Durrant to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 December 2020.

Kath joins the Board as an additional Independent Director and will serve on the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Kath Durrant as a new Independent Non-executive Director of Vesuvius. Kath is an experienced senior executive, with strong UK governance credentials, and a highly international outlook. She will bring extensive human resources experience to the Board, which will be further strengthened by her appointment.” said Board Chairman, John McDonough CBE.

Also, Holly Koeppel and Hock Goh have informed the Board of their desire to step down from the Board of Directors at the close of the 2021 AGM.

John McDonough added: “On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank Holly Koeppel and Hock Goh for their dedicated service as Directors of the Company. They will both leave the Board following the 2021 Annual General Meeting with our very best wishes.”

About Kath Durrant

Kath has more than 30 years’ Human Resources experience, with a strong operational and strategic track record, gained at several large global manufacturing companies. As well as working at GlaxoSmithKline plc and AstraZeneca plc she has served as the Group Human Resources Director of Rolls-Royce plc and was most recently Group HR Director of Ferguson plc and Chief HR Officer of CRH plc. She served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Renishaw plc from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Calisen plc. Kath is a UK citizen.

About Vesuvius plc

Vesuvius is a global leader in molten metal flow engineering and technology, serving process industries operating in challenging high-temperature conditions.

We develop innovative and customised solutions, often used in extremely demanding industrial environments, which enable our customers to improve their manufacturing processes, enhance product quality and reduce energy consumption. These include flow control solutions, advanced refractories and other consumable products and – increasingly – related technical services including data capture.

We have a worldwide presence. We serve our customers through a network of low-cost manufacturing plants located close to their own facilities and embed our industry experts within their operations, who are all supported by our global technology centres.

Our core competitive strengths are our market and technology leadership, strong customer relationships, well-established presence in developing markets and our global reach, all of which facilitate the expansion of our addressable markets.

Our ultimate goal is to create value for our customers and to deliver sustainable, profitable growth for our shareholders giving a superior return on their investment whilst providing each of our employees with a safe workplace where he or she is recognised, developed and properly rewarded.

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