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Galliford Try PLC
07 June 2017



7 JUNE 2017




Galliford Try, the housebuilding, regeneration and construction group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Townsend as a non-executive director.  The appointment will formally commence with effect 1 September 2017.


Andrew Jenner, currently chair of the audit committee, has notified the Board of his intention not to seek re-election at the 2017 annual general meeting and to therefore step down later this year having completed nine years on the Board.


Also with effect from 1 September 2017, Peter Ventress will assume the chairmanship of the nomination committee. Terry Miller will continue to be a member of the committee.


Peter Ventress, Chairman, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Jeremy to Galliford Try as a non-executive director.  Jeremy's appointment will further strengthen our independence and the experience of the Board as well as ensure a smooth transition for Andrew's departure.  The Board looks forward to Jeremy quickly establishing himself in the new role, and to benefiting from his extensive corporate and sector experience. Jeremy will assume the role of chair of the audit committee on Andrew stepping down. 


On behalf of the Group I would like to thank Andrew for his valuable contributions as a director and excellent chairmanship of the audit committee in overseeing a time of significant change and growth during his extensive time on the Board.


I would also like to express my thanks on behalf of the Group for Terry's service as chair of the nomination committee during a time of major change at Board and senior management level over the past three years."


On appointment Jeremy will also become a member of the remuneration and nomination committees.


Jeremy Townsend Biography

Jeremy is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Rentokil Initial plc following appointment in August 2010.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Accounting Council of the Financial Reporting Council.  Previously, Jeremy was Finance Director at Mitchells & Butlers Plc and prior to that held various finance roles at J Sainsbury Plc including Corporate Finance Director.  Jeremy began his career in audit and corporate finance at Ernst & Young.


There are no other disclosures required in respect of Jeremy Townsend pursuit to Rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.


For further enquiries, please contact:


Galliford Try plc                Kevin Corbett, General Counsel & Company Secretary        01895 855001


Equitory                              Clara Melia, Investor Relations                                                        07748 171236


Notes to Editors

Galliford Try plc is a leading UK housebuilding, regeneration and construction group. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 250.  Housebuilding - through our Linden Homes business - develops private and affordable homes in prime locations. Galliford Try Partnerships - our regeneration business - delivers mixed-tenure solutions working with housing association, local authority and private sector partners.  Operating as Galliford Try and Morrison Construction, our Construction business carries out building and infrastructure with clients in the public, private and regulated sectors. At the end of the last financial year to 30 June 2016, the Group generated revenue of £2.7 billion.

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