Albert Manifold was appointed CRH Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 January 2014.
Albert joined CRH in 1998 as Finance Director for CRH’s Europe Materials division where he helped to build CRH’s position in Eastern Europe. In 2004, he became Group Development Director and in 2007 he was appointed Managing Director, CRH Europe Materials. During this time, Albert led CRH’s initial entry into Asia, playing a leading role in building CRH’s positions in China and India.
In January 2009, Albert joined the Board of Directors on his appointment as Group Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Albert helped to further develop CRH’s sustainability capability and to deliver CRH’s operational excellence and cost reduction programmes through the financial crisis.
Prior to joining CRH, Albert was COO of a private equity group. Over 10 years, he held operational responsibility for their business in US and Europe.
Albert has worked extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe, US, Asia and Australasia. He is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA and MBS.