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Vardis supports Forterra Building Products Again

Vardis is proud to support Forterra Building Products in its appointment of Katherine Innes Ker as an Independent Non-Executive Director


Katherine Innes Ker is Non-Executive Chairman of Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC and a Senior Independent Director at The Go Ahead Group PLC.

She has also previously held executive and non-executive positions at London-listed companies including St Modwen Properties PLC, Taylor Wimpey PLC and Tribal Group PLC.

Katherine has gained extensive executive and non-executive experience across a range of sectors in a career spanning over 28 years. Katherine began her career as a city financial analyst and has since held many non-executive directorships including Colt Group SA, Fibernet plc, St Modwen Properties plc, Taylor Wimpey plc, Taylor Woodrow plc, Shed Media plc, ITV Digital plc, The Television Corporation plc, Tribal Group plc, S&U plc, Victoria plc, Marine Farms ASA, Gyrus plc, Williams Lea plc, and the Ordnance Survey. Katherine is a Graduate of Oxford University, holding both a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Molecular Biophysics. 

"Katherine has a wealth of board experience gained across a broad spectrum of industries and I am sure she will immediately make a valuable contribution to the board. Katherine's appointment completes a key phase in the company's evolution in that we are now fully compliant with the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code on board composition and structure," Chairman Paul Lester said.

Other Directorships
Non-Executive Chairman of Mortgage Advice Bureau plc, Senior Independent Director of The Go Ahead Group plc and Non-Executive Director at Gigaclear plc.

Forterra, formerly Hanson Building Products, is a leading supplier of building materials in the UK with approximately 1,600 employees and 18 manufacturing locations. The company is the leader in manufactured masonry products, with strong market positions in bricks, blocks and speciality products such as permeable block paving, precast concrete and chimney and roofing solutions. In 2015, it delivered earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation of GBP71.0 million on revenue of GBP290.0 million.

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