Nicky Hartery Chairman

Acquisitions Committee (Chairman); Finance Committee (Chairman); Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chairman); Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee (Chairman)

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions Committee (Chairman)
  • Finance Committee (Chairman)
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chairman)
  • Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee (Chairman)

Skills and experience

Nicky was Vice President of Manufacturing and Business Operations for Dell Inc.’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations from 2000 to 2008. Prior to joining Dell, he was Executive Vice President at Eastman Kodak and previously held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Verbatim Corporation, based in the US. Qualifications: C.Eng, FIEI, MBA.

External appointments

Listed: Non-executive Director of Finning International, Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer.

Non-listed: Chief Executive of Prodigium, a consulting company which provides business advisory services; non-executive Chairman of Musgrave Group plc, a privately-owned international food retailer; and Chair of Horse Racing Ireland, a body which is responsible for developing and promoting Ireland as a world centre for excellence for horse racing and breeding.

Albert Manifold Chief Executive

Acquisitions Committee; Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions 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 Committee; Finance Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions Committee
  • 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 Boucher Non-executive Director

Acquisitions Committee; Finance Committee; Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee (Chairman)

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; and Eurobank Ergasias SA, a bank based in Athens, Greece which has operations in Greece and several other European countries.

Non-listed: Not applicable.

Patrick J. Kennedy Non-executive 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

Pat was Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors of SHV Holdings (SHV), a large family-owned Dutch multinational company with a diverse portfolio of businesses, including the production and distribution of energy, the provision of industrial services, heavy lifting and transport solutions, cash and carry wholesale and the provision of private equity. During a 32 year career with SHV, he held various leadership roles across SHV’s diverse portfolio of businesses, while living in various parts of the world, and was a member of the Executive Board of SHV from 2001, before becoming Executive Chairman in 2006. He retired from SHV in mid-2014. Qualifications: BComm, MBS.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Member of the Supervisory Board of SHV Holdings N.V.

Heather Ann McSharry Non-executive Director

Audit Committee; Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee; Remuneration Committee

Committee membership

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

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; Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc; and Uniphar Group plc.

Non-listed: Director of Ergonomics Solutions International; and the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

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 Committee; Audit Committee; Finance Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Finance 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.

Henk Th. Rottinghuis Non-executive Director

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

Committee membership

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

Skills and experience

Henk has a background in distribution, wholesale and logistics. Until 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer at Pon Holdings B.V., a large, privately held international company which is focused on the supply and distribution of passenger cars and trucks, and equipment for the construction and marine sectors. He was also a member of the Supervisory Boards of the Royal Bank of Scotland N.V., the food-retail group Detailresult Groep and the retail group Blokker Holding B.V. Qualifications: Masters degree in Dutch Law, PMD Harvard Business School.

External appointments

Listed: Not applicable.

Non-listed: Chairman of Koole Terminals B.V. Henk also holds several non-profit board memberships.

Siobhán Talbot Non-executive Director

Acquisitions Committee; Finance Committee; Audit Committee

Committee membership

  • Acquisitions Committee
  • 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

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