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Cash-strapped construction firm Carillion appoints chief executive

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Carillion has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 2 April 2018, at which point he will also join the Board. Keith Cochrane will continue to lead Carillion as Interim Chief Executive Officer until then.

Andrew Davies is currently the Chief Executive of Wates Group Ltd having been appointed to the role in 2014. Prior to that he held a series of senior roles with BAE Systems plc over a 28 year period. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Chemring Group PLC. Andrew brings executive, strategic, turn around and leadership skills to the Company as well as experience of complex public sector contracting in projects, support services and construction.

Commenting, Carillion Chairman Philip Green said, “Andrew has the ideal combination of commerciality, operational expertise and relevant sector experience to build on the conclusions of the strategic review and to lead the on-going transformation of the business. His experience and his people focussed personal style are an ideal combination for our business. We are pleased that he has agreed to join us and we are grateful to Keith Cochrane for his interim leadership of Carillion.”




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