Weir Group appoints Nick Anderson to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Glasgow –  Weir Group PLC (LON: WEIR) today announced the appointment of Nick Anderson to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 15 May 2024.

“I am delighted to welcome Nick to Weir. Nick has a wealth of experience as a leader in international engineering and manufacturing operations. The skills and experience he brings in growing global businesses will be a great asset and enhance our ability to achieve Weir’s strategic objectives,” said Board chair, Barbara Jeremiah.

Nick Anderson will also join the Audit, Nomination, and Remuneration Committees.

Weir also announces that independent Non-Executive Director, Stephen Young has informed the Board of his intention to retire for personal reasons with effect from 31 July 2024. Upon the retirement of Stephen, Andy Agg will succeed Stephen as Chair of the Audit Committee.

About Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson retired from Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc in January this year after 10 years as Group CEO of the FTSE 100 industrial engineering company. Nick joined Spirax-Sarco in 2011 as Director of EMEA for the Group’s Steam Specialities business. He was appointed to the Board in March 2012, became COO in August 2013 and Group CEO in January 2014. Before Spirax-Sarco, he worked for Smiths Group plc as VP of John Crane Asia Pacific based in Singapore, and President of John Crane Latin America, based in the US. Nick has also worked for Alcoa Aluminio in Brazil and Argentina and the Foseco Minsep Group plc in Brazil.

About The Weir Group PLC

Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is one of the world’s leading engineering businesses with a purpose to make its mining and infrastructure customers’ operations more sustainable and efficient. Weir’s highly engineered technology enables critical resources to be produced using less energy, water, and waste while reducing customers’ total cost of ownership. The Group is ideally positioned to benefit from structural trends that support long-term demand for its technology including the need for more essential metals to support economic development and carbon transition. The Group has c.12,000 employees operating in over 50 countries with a presence in every major mining region of the world.


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