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CRH announce non-executive board appointment

Shaun Kelly

Shaun Kelly, former global COO of KPMG, joins the board and takes on role of Audit Committee chairman

CRH plc have announced the appointment of Shaun Kelly as a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee, effective today [3 December 2019].

Mr Kelly (pictured), a dual Irish and US citizen, was until September 2019, the global chief operating officer (COO) of KPMG International, where he was responsible for the execution of the firm’s global strategy and for the delivery of various global initiatives.

During his 30-year career with KPMG, the majority of which was spent in the US, he held a variety of senior leadership positions, including partner in charge at US Transaction Services (2001-2005), vice-chair and head of US Tax (2005-2010) and vice-chair of operations and chief operating officer Americas (2010-2015), before his appointment as global COO in 2015.

Commenting on Mr Kelly’s appointment, Nicky Hartery, chairman of CRH plc, said: ‘We are delighted that Shaun has joined the board and has assumed the role of Audit Committee chairman.

‘Through his long career with KPMG supporting the boards and audit committees of many major listed companies, Shaun brings extensive knowledge and experience in auditing and financial reporting, which together with his strategic development and operational management experience will add to the collective skill and expertise of the board.’

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