National Express announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director
National Express Group PLC ("National Express" or the "Group"), is a leading international public transport group, operating bus, coach, rail and tram services across the UK, continental Europe, North Africa, North America and Bahrain.
National Express is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike McKeon as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 3 July 2015.
Mike has previously been Group Finance Director at Severn Trent plc and Novar plc, spending a total of 15 years in those roles.
Prior to that he held various senior roles, both in the UK and internationally, at Rolls-Royce, CarnaudMetalbox, Elf Atochem and Price Waterhouse.
Mike is currently Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at investment trust, Merchants Trust plc.
Mike is joining the Safety and Environment Committee and the Audit Committee and, following a handover period, will succeed Chris Muntwyler as Chair of the Audit Committee. Chris was appointed Chair of the Audit Committee on an interim basis on 6 May 2015, following Jackie Hunt stepping down from the Board at the Company’s AGM.
Sir John Armitt, Chairman of National Express, said: "I am delighted that Mike is joining the Board of National Express. He brings significant financial and corporate knowledge through his 15 years as a Group Finance Director, coupled with wide-ranging international experience and I look forward to working with him.”
There is no information required to be disclosed in respect of Mr McKeon pursuant to LR9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules.
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