21 December 2023
Hill & Smith PLC
Hill & Smith PLC ("Hill & Smith" or "the Group"), the international provider of sustainable infrastructure products and services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Chesney as a non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2024. Carol will also join the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Board. As previously communicated, Mark Reckitt will retire from the Board at the AGM in May 2024, having joined the Board in 2016. Carol will take over from Mark as Chair of the Audit Committee following the AGM.
A qualified chartered accountant and experienced PLC non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chair, Carol has a very strong background in the international engineering sector, both with Halma in executive roles and as a former non-executive director of Renishaw, with more recent exposure to the high technology, energy and infrastructure sectors. During her executive career with over 23 years at Halma, Carol held a number of senior group finance roles, and was latterly Company Secretary.
The appointment follows a comprehensive search process using an external search firm, led by the Nomination Committee.
Tony Quinlan, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee said:
"I am delighted to welcome Carol to the Board of Hill & Smith. She brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Board and Audit Committee, not only in the geographies and sectors in which we operate, but also a deep understanding of the business model and culture that are central to the success of the Group".
There are no further matters required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of The Listing Rules.
List of directorships and former directorships:
Hunting PLC 22 April 2018 - present
IQE PLC: 13 May 2019 - present.
Renishaw PLC: 19 October 2012 - 31 December 2021.
For further information, please contact:
Hill & Smith PLC
Tony Quinlan, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee
Tel: 44 (0)121 704 7434
Reg Hoare/Rachel Farrington/Catherine Chapman
Tel: 44 (0)20 3128 8100
Notes to Editors
Hill & Smith PLC is a leading provider of sustainable infrastructure products and services. The Group employs c.4,250 people worldwide with the majority employed by its autonomous, agile, customer focussed operating businesses based in the US, UK, Australia and India. The Group head office is in the UK and Hill & Smith PLC is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: HILS.L).
The Group's operating businesses are organised into three main business divisions:
Galvanizing Services: increasing the sustainability and maintenance free life of steel products including structural steel work, lighting, bridges and other products for industrial and infrastructure markets.
Engineered Solutions: supplying engineered steel and composite solutions for a wide range of infrastructure markets including power generation and distribution, marine, rail and housing. The division also supplies engineered pipe supports for the water, power and liquid natural gas markets and seismic protection solutions.
Roads & Security: supplying products and services to support road and highway infrastructure including temporary and permanent road safety barriers, intelligent traffic solutions, street lighting columns and bridge parapets. In addition, the division includes two businesses which are market leaders in the provision of off-grid solar lighting and power solutions. The security portfolio includes hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, high security fencing and automated gate solutions.