Geotechnical specialist contractor Keller Group plc, announces the appointment of David Burke as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 12 October 2020. David will also join the Board and the Executive Committee as at that date.
David joins Keller from J. Murphy & Sons Limited, a leading international specialist engineering and construction company with turnover of £900 million and 3,500 employees, where he has been Chief Financial Officer since 2016.
Previously, he had a progressive career at Serco Group plc over 12 years, including four years as Chief Financial Officer for AMEAA (Africa, Middle East, Asia and ANZ region) headquartered in Delhi, India, and concluding as Chief Financial Officer of Serco’s UK Central Government Division, with turnover of £1.6 billion and 10,000 employees. He has a track record of driving business performance and change in the construction and services sectors across varied cultures and geographies including Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.
Michael Speakman, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are delighted that David is joining us as Chief Financial Officer. He is a highly experienced finance executive who brings considerable understanding of the operational and commercial environment in which Keller does business. We are looking forward to working with David and welcome him to the Group.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the very material contribution that Mark Hooper has made during his interim appointment as Chief Financial Officer over a period of significant challenge to our business.”
David Burke said: “I am very pleased to be joining Keller whom I have long admired as the world’s leading geotechnical specialist. I look forward to bringing my experience to bear as we navigate through the challenges and opportunities of the sector in these unprecedented times.”
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