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Kier reveals new board members

Kier has announced three internal promotions to its board of directors, as chief operating officer Steve Bowcott prepares to stand down.

Nigel Brook, 56, has joined the board as executive director – construction and infrastructure services.

Mr Brook was previously executive director – UK building north.

He will assume responsibility for the Construction division (UK building, UK infrastructure and international businesses) and for the utilities and highways maintenance businesses in the services division.

Mr Brook joined Kier in 2008 as managing director of the North-west region within the construction division and has been in the industry for more than 35 years, having previously held roles at Amec, Ballast and Miller Construction.

Nigel Turner, 49, has also been named as an executive director, covering developments and property services, with responsibility for the property and residential divisions and the facilities management and housing maintenance businesses in Kier’s services division.

Mr Turner has been the executive director for Kier Property since early 2013 and joined Kier from Laing in 2002.

Claudio Veritiero, 41, is the third appointment to the board in his current role as the group’s strategy and corporate development director.

He joined Kier in 2011 and was previously MD of its services division.

Prior to joining Kier, Mr Veritiero was an executive director of Speedy Hire, having spent his early career with the investment banking business of Rothschild.

Steve Bowcott, 59, will leave the board with effect from 30 April 2015.

Kier chairman Phil White said: “In his current role as chief operating officer, Steve has led the construction and services divisions through difficult, recessionary times, while also leading our group-wide business improvement and operational efficiency programme.

“As the business moves into its next stage of growth, we would like to thank Steve for his hard work and we wish him well for the future.”

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