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Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
02 February 2021

2 February 2021


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Board Appointment


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ("Hill & Smith" or "the Group"), the international group providing sustainable infrastructure and safe transport solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leigh-Ann Russell as a non-executive Director with effect from 1 April 2021.  Leigh-Ann will also join the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Board.


Leigh-Ann Russell is currently Chief Procurement Officer for BP PLC ("bp"), with responsibility for safety, compliance and efficiency of bp's global supply chain.  She has significant international operational and leadership experience, including having worked extensively in the US.  Prior to joining bp in 2006, Leigh-Ann worked for both Schlumberger and a Shell Technology Venture portfolio company. Leigh-Ann has an engineering degree from Aberdeen University and in 2019 was awarded a fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering.


The appointment follows a comprehensive search process using an external agency, led by the Nomination Committee.


Alan Giddins, Chairman of Hill & Smith said:


"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Leigh-Ann to Hill & Smith.  Leigh-Ann has strong operational experience, considerable knowledge of international markets and a clear understanding of the net zero carbon emissions agenda.  Her appointment is part of the succession planning undertaken by the Nomination Committee over the last 18 months to recruit non-executive Directors with the necessary skills, experience and diversity required to support the Group's future development".


There are no further matters required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of The Listing Rules.




For further information, please contact:


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC

Alan Giddins, Chairman                                                                 Tel:  44 (0)121 704 7434


MHP Communications

Andrew Jaques/James Bavister/Catherine Chapman              Tel:  44 (0)20 3128 8100


Notes to Editors

Headquartered in the UK and quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L), Hill & Smith Holdings PLC employs some 4,400 staff and serves its customers from facilities principally in the UK, France, USA, Sweden, India and Australia. The Group's operations are organised into three main business segments:


Infrastructure Products - Roads & Security, supplying products and services such as permanent and temporary road safety barriers, hostile vehicle mitigation products, street lighting columns, bridge parapets, temporary car parks, variable road messaging solutions, access covers and security fencing.


Infrastructure Products - Utilities, supplying products and services such as pipe supports for the power and liquid natural gas markets, energy grid components, composite products, building products, industrial flooring and handrails.


Galvanizing Services which provides zinc and other coatings for a wide range of products including fencing, lighting columns, structural steel work, bridges, agricultural and other products for the infrastructure and construction markets.


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