Kier has appointed Richard Bailey as a non-executive director from 1 October 2010.
Mr Bailey will become Chairman of the Audit Committee upon Mr Simon Leathes’ retirement from the Board at the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 12 November 2010.
He is currently a director of Rothschilds and has over 29 years experience in investment banking.
Mr Bailey will also be a member of the firm’s remuneration and nomination committees. Mr Bailey is considered by the board to be independent.