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01.12.2017, 09:17

Audit Committee Appointment

Carillion plc is pleased to announce that Justin Read has been appointed a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 December 2017.



Justin has been appointed as Chairman designate of the Audit Committee and he will assume that post following the preliminary announcement of the Group's 2017 results.  At the same time, Andrew Dougal will stand down as Chairman of the Audit Committee and retire from the Board having served as a Non-Executive Director since joining the Board in October 2011. 


Justin will also serve as a member on the Remuneration, Nomination, Business Integrity and Health, Safety and Sustainability Committees.


Justin, aged 56, was Group Finance Director of Segro plc from August 2011 to December 2016. Between 2008 and 2011 he was Group Finance Director at Speedy Hire plc. Prior to this, Justin spent 13 years in a variety of roles at Hanson plc, including Deputy Finance Director, Managing Director of Hanson Continental Europe, Head of Corporate Development, Head of Risk Management and Group Treasurer. Justin has also held positions at Euro Disney S.C.A. and Bankers Trust Company. Justin's previous roles have given him financial and management experience working across a number of different industry sectors, including real estate, support services, building materials and banking; and across a number of jurisdictions.


He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ibstock plc, the FTSE 250 building products manufacturer; and Grainger plc, the FTSE 250 real estate business which is one of theUK'slargest professional landlords. Justin is also Chairman of Segro Pension Scheme Trustees Limited.

Commenting, Carillion Chairman Philip Green said, "Andrew Dougal has made a substantial contribution to the Group and leaves the Board with our grateful thanks and best wishes for the future. 

"We are very pleased that Justin Read has joined the Board.  He has substantial operational experience across the finance function of significant and international businesses, having served as a Group Finance Director for over eight years and a proven track record of driving business growth.  I look forward to his contribution to the Group."

There are no disclosures in respect of paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the FCA's Listing Rules.



Richard Tapp

Company Secretary

1 December 2017

Carillion PLC

About Carillion PLC

Carillion is a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities. The Group had annual revenue in 2013 of some £4.1 billion, employs around 40,000 people and operates across the UK, in the Middle East and Canada. The Group has four business segments: Support services - this includes facilities management, facilities services, energy services, utility services, road maintenance, rail services and consultancy services. Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects - this includes investing activities in PPP projects for Government buildings and infrastructure, mainly in the Defence, Health, Education, Transport and Secure accommodation sectors. Middle East construction services - this includes our building and civil engineering activities in the Middle East. Construction services (excluding the Middle East) - this includes building, civil engineering and developments activities in the UK and construction activities in Canada.

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