Richie Boucher Chairman

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee (Chair); Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chair); Renumeration Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee (Chair)

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee (Chair)
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee (Chair)

Skills and experience

Richie has extensive experience in all aspects of financial services and was Chief Executive of Bank of Ireland Group plc between February 2009 and October 2017. He also held a number of key senior management roles within Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank. He is a past President of the Institute of Banking in Ireland and of the Irish Banking Federation. Qualifications: BA (Economics) from Trinity College, Dublin, Fellow of the Institute of Banking in Ireland.

External appointments

Listed: Director of KennedyWilson Holdings, Inc., a global real estate investment company.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Albert Manifold Chief Executive

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Skills and experience

Albert was appointed a CRH Board Director in January 2009. He joined CRH in 1998. Prior to joining CRH, he was Chief Operating Officer with a private equity group. While at CRH he has held a variety of senior positions, including Finance Director of the Europe Materials Division, Group Development Director and Managing Director of Europe Materials. He became Chief Operating Officer in January 2009 and was appointed Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 January 2014. Qualifications: FCPA, MBA, MBS.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Senan Murphy Group Finance Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee

Skills and experience

Senan has over 28 years’ experience in international business across financial services, banking and renewable energy. He joined CRH from Bank of Ireland Group plc where he was the Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. He previously held positions as Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director at Ulster Bank, Chief Financial Officer at Airtricity and numerous senior financial roles in GE, both in Ireland and the US. Qualifications: BComm, FCA.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Gillian L. Platt Senior Independent Director

Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee; Remuneration Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Committee membership

  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Skills and experience

During the course of her executive career, Gillian has held a number of senior leadership positions in a variety of industries, geographies and roles including human resources, corporate affairs and strategy. Most recently she was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Finning International, Inc. (the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer) with global responsibility for human resources, talent development and communications. She previously held senior executive roles at Aviva, the multinational insurance company, as Executive Vice President Human Resources and Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development. Qualifications: BA University of Western Ontario, Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director and Chair of the Management Resources & Compensation Committee of Interfor Corporation, a Canadian listed company, which is one of the world’s largest providers of lumber.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Richard Fearon Non-executive Director

Skills and experience

Mr. Fearon, a US citizen, is currently the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton Corporation plc, a global power management company, roles he has held since 2009 and 2002, respectively. Mr. Fearon has responsibility and oversight for a number of key operational and strategic functions at Eaton, including accounting, control, corporate development, information systems, internal audit, investor relations, strategic planning, tax and treasury functions. He will retire as an executive and from the Board of Eaton at the end of March 2021. Prior to joining Eaton, Mr. Fearon served in development and strategic planning management positions at several large diversified companies, including as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Transamerica Corporation, General Manager of Corporate Development for Singapore-based NatSteel Ltd and Director of Strategic Planning at The Walt Disney Company. He has also served as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton and Willow Place Partners.

Mr. Fearon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University, a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

External appointments

Listed: Eaton Corporation plc; Non-executive and Lead Director of Avient Corporation; and Crown Holdings, Inc.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Johan Karlström Non-executive Director

Audit Committee; Remuneration Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Skills and experience

Johan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska AB, a leading multinational construction and project development company until 2017. Over a thirty-year career with Skanska, he held a variety of leadership roles in Europe and America, before becoming President and Chief Executive in 2008. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BPA (now Bravida), a listed mechanical and installation group from 1996 to 2000. He holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director of Sandvik AB.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Shaun Kelly Non-executive Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Audit Committee (Chair)

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee* (Chair)

Skills and experience

Mr. Kelly, a dual Irish and United States citizen, was until September 2019, the Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, where he was responsible for the execution of the firm’s Global Strategy and for the delivery of various global initiatives. Over a thirty-year career with KPMG, the majority of which was spent in the United States, he held a variety of senior leadership positions, including Partner in Charge, U.S. Transaction Services (2001-2005), Vice Chair and Head of U.S. Tax (2005 to 2010) and Vice Chair Operations and Chief Operating Officer Americas (2010 to 2015), before his appointment as Global Chief Operating Officer in 2015.

Mr. Kelly is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Non-executive Director of Park Indemnity Limited. Shaun also holds a number of non-profit board memberships.

*Audit Committee Financial Expert as determined by the Board

Lamar McKay Non-executive Director

Skills and experience

Mr. McKay, a US citizen, was until July 2020 Chief Transition Officer of BP plc. During a 40 year career in Amoco and subsequently with BP, following the merger of the two companies, Mr. McKay held a variety of senior executive roles, including responsibility for BP’s interests in the TNK-BP joint venture, Chairman and CEO of BP Americas (during which period he acted as President of the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization and Chief Executive Officer for BP’s world-wide Upstream Division). From April 2016 to February 2020 he was Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of BP, a role in which he had a wide range of accountabilities, including safety, operational risk, legal affairs, technology, economic insight, long range planning and strategy with the latter responsibilities particularly influencing capital allocation planning and BP’s sustainability initiatives.

Mr. McKay holds a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Heather Ann McSharry Non-executive Director

Audit Committee; Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee; Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Skills and experience

Heather Ann is a former Managing Director Ireland of Reckitt Benckiser and Boots Healthcare and was previously a non-executive Director of Bank of Ireland plc and IDA Ireland. Qualifications: BComm, MBS.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director of Greencore Group plc and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Mary K. Rhinehart Non-executive Director

Audit Committee; Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee*
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Skills and experience

Mary is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Johns Manville Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, which is a leading global manufacturer of premium-quality building products and engineered specialty materials. Over nearly 40 years with Johns Manville she has held a wide range of global leadership roles, encompassing responsibility for business management and strategic business development and was also Chief Financial Officer. Mary was until recently a non-executive Director of Ply Gem Holdings Inc., a leader in exterior building products in North America and Lead Director of CoBiz Financial Inc. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado, MBA from the University of Denver.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Johns Manville Corporation; and member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Denver.

*Audit Committee Financial Expert as determined by the Board

Lucinda J. Riches Non-executive Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Audit Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee

Skills and experience

Lucinda spent the majority of her career in investment banking, including 21 years in UBS Investment Bank and its predecessor firms where she worked until 2007. She held senior management positions in the UK and the US, including Global Head and Chairman of UBS’ Equity Capital Markets Group and Vice Chairman of the Investment Banking Division. Qualifications: Masters in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Masters in Political Science.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director of Ashtead Group plc; Greencoat UK Wind plc; and ICG Enterprise Trust plc.

Non-listed: Non-executive Director of the British Standards Institution.

Siobhán Talbot Non-executive Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Audit Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee*

Skills and experience

Siobhán is Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc, a global nutrition company with operations in 32 countries, a position she has held since 2013. She has been a member of the Glanbia Board since 2009 and was previously Finance Director, a role which encompassed responsibility for Glanbia’s strategic planning. Prior to joining Glanbia, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin and Sydney. Qualifications: BComm and Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin, FCA.

External appointments

Listed: Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc.

Non-listed: Director of the Irish Business Employers Confederation (IBEC).

*Audit Committee Financial Expert as approved by the Board