Richie Boucher Chairman

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee (Chair); Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chair); Remuneration 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 Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc., a global real estate investment company.

Non-listed: Non-executive Director of Clonbio Group Limited, which manufactures sustainable bio products and produces renewable energy.

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 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.

Jim Mintern Group Finance Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee

Skills and experience

Jim has over 30 years' experience in the building materials industry, nearly 20 years of which have been with CRH. Jim joined CRH as Finance Director for Roadstone and since then has held several senior positions across the Group, including Country Manager for Ireland, Managing Director of each of the Western and Eastern regions of our Europe Materials Division and most recently Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive, where he worked closely with divisional and operational leadership and had oversight of the Group’s Performance, Safety and Special Projects activities and led a number of Performance Improvement initiatives in recent years. He was appointed Finance Director Designate in March 2021 and became Group Finance Director with effect from 1 June 2021.

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.

Caroline Dowling Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

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

Skills and experience

Caroline was, until her retirement in February 2018, a Business Group President of Flex, an industry leading Fortune 500 company, with operations in 30 countries. In this role she led the Telecommunications, Enterprise Compute, Networking and Cloud Data Center and was also responsible for managing the Global Services Division, supporting complex supply chains. Prior to this, Caroline held a range of senior executive roles in Flex, including responsibility for development & strategy, marketing, retail & technical services and global sales.

External appointments

Listed: DCC plc; IMI plc.

Non-listed: Non-executive Director of Orion SCM, Inc, a US-based software firm.

Richard Fearon Non-executive Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Audit Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee

Skills and experience

Richard was, until March 2021, the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton Corporation plc, a global power management company, roles he held since 2009 and 2002, respectively. He had 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. Prior to joining Eaton, he 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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University; Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School; and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

External appointments

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

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Johan Karlström Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance 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.

Qualifications

Masters degree in Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Shaun Kelly Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

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

Skills and experience

Shaun 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.

Qualifications

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant; Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin; and an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

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

*Audit Committee Financial Expert as determined by the Board

Lamar McKay Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

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

Skills and experience

Lamar 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, Lamar 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.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director of Apache Corporation.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Mary K. Rhinehart Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

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

Skills and experience

Mary is Chairman 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: Non-executive Director of Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Non-listed: Chairman of Johns Manville Corporation; and member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Denver.

Siobhán Talbot Non-executive Director

Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee; Audit Committee*; Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions, Divestments & Finance Committee
  • Audit Committee*
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance 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

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland; Bachelor of Commerce; and Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin.

External appointments

Listed: Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc.

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

*Audit Committee Financial Expert as determined by the Board