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Keller announces two board changes

Keller today announced two board room changes with the appointment of Ruth Cairnie coming after the retirement of Dr Kevin Bond.

Ms Cairnie has been appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 1 June 2010. She is the vice president of the global commercial fuels business of Royal Dutch Shell.

Her current role follows a number of senior international roles within Shell, including serving on the boards of Shell Pakistan and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand; and on the supervisory boards of Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH and Shell Direct Germany GmbH.

Ms Cairnie was also a member of the Civil Service Capability Review Teams, set up in 2005 to review the delivery capability of central government departments.

Dr Bond served on the Keller Board as a non-executive director for nine years.

He will be standing down at the company’s annual general meeting on 17 May 2010.

Keller chairman Roy Franklin said: “Kevin has always brought an independent viewpoint and willingness to challenge, which he has combined with his exceptionally supportive style.

“These things, together with his experience and knowledge, will be missed by us all and we wish him well.

“We are delighted to welcome Ruth, whose strategic strengths, impressive record of business improvement and international experience will enable her to make a very significant contribution to the Keller board.”

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