Keltbray Group announce new chairman
Keith Elliott has been appointed chairman and takes a more hands-on role in management of Keltbray
UK specialist engineering firm Keltbray Group have announced the appointment of Keith Elliott as new chairman. Mr Elliott first started to provide support and advice to the board and the company’s owner and chief executive, Brendan Kerr, when he was appointed non-executive director in 2004.
Mr Elliott will now take a more hands-on role to free up Mr Kerr so that he can develop the company’s strategic partnerships. Since joining the company, Mr Elliott has played a key role in Keltbray’s successful growth and strategic diversification and expansion in what has been a challenging market.
Mr Kerr commented: ‘As part of our corporate governance, Keith has led the board and provided support and advice to Keltbray for some time now, and we have greatly benefitted from his more than 30 years’ of business experience in engineering and construction.
‘I am pleased he has now agreed to take on a more hands-on role in the day-to-day management of Keltbray, while continuing to provide strategic support and advice, and a remaining a key ambassador for us externally.
‘This organizational change will allow me to spend more time developing our key partnerships with customers and other stakeholders, which have been the bedrock of our expansion and success over the past decade.’
Originally from Merseyside, Mr Elliott came to Keltbray with a long and distinguished national and international career within engineering and construction; first with Shell and later with Bechtel, where he established the company’s presence in India and became partner and regional president in the Bechtel Group.
Mr Elliott also serves as senior non-executive director at the UK's leading structural steel fabricator and erector Severfield - Rowen Plc. He is also managing director of property development and investment company, Elliott Properties Limited, and owner and chairman of Diguru – a digital and lithographic and print business.