Galliford Try welcomes Alison Wood to plc Board

Topic business

Date 15 Mar 2022

Galliford Try announces two key updates to the plc Board of Galliford Try.

First, the Group welcomes Alison Wood as Non-executive Director with effect from 1 April 2022 when she will formally join the Board. On appointment, Alison will become a member of Galliford Try’s Audit, Remuneration and Nomination committees. Alison brings with her extensive experience from roles including Group Strategic Director at BAE Systems, Global Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at National Grid PLC. She has a BA in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford and MBA from Harvard Business School. Alison is a Non-executive Director at TT Electronics PLC, Capricorn Energy PLC, Oxford Instruments PLC and British Standards Institution.

The Board also announces that, following over seven years on the Board, Peter Ventress intends to step down as Non-executive Chairman and will leave the company after the full year results in September. Peter has played a key role in the business, most recently overseeing the demerger of the housing divisions in 2020, the Group’s return to profitability and the acquisition of nmcn water last year.

Alison will, following a period of transition and handover, assume the role of Chair of the Board and Chair of the Nomination Committee when Peter steps down.

Peter Ventress, Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Alison to Galliford Try as a Non-executive Director. Alison has a wealth of experience and her appointment will further strengthen our independence and the experience of the Board. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Galliford Try and leave the business with a capable Board and management team, strong balance sheet and market-leading sector position.”

Terry Miller, Senior Independent Director of Galliford Try, added: “The Board is extremely grateful to Peter for his contribution to and chairing of the Board over the last seven years and during the Group’s transformation, in recent years, to its current position as one of the UK’s leading construction Groups. The Board looks forward to working with Alison.”

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alison to Galliford Try. Her depth and breadth of her experience further strengthens our Board, bringing new perspectives to oversight of our business as we continue to build momentum with our Sustainable Growth Strategy.”

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