Mears Grp PLC - Appointment of Non-Executive Director
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Mears Group PLC
17 September 2019

17 September 2019


Mears Group PLC



Appointment of Non-Executive Director


Mears Group PLC (LSE: MER), a leading provider of services to the Housing and Care sectors in the UK, announces the appointment of Christopher Loughlin as a Non-Executive Director with effect from today.


Since 2016, Chris has been Chief Executive Officer of Pennon Group plc, the listed company which owns South West Water and the waste business Viridor.  He was previously CEO of South West Water for a decade and before that held roles as Chief Operating Officer at Lloyds Register, as an Executive Director of British Nuclear Fuels Plc and Executive Chairman of Magnox Electric Plc.


In addition to being CEO of Pennon Group plc, Chris is currently chairman of British Water, a director of Water UK, and a director and trustee of the housing charity Reall.


No further information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13 R.


Commenting, Kieran Murphy, Chairman of Mears, said:


"I am pleased to complete the second of our non-executive director searches with the appointment of Chris Loughlin to the Board of Mears. He brings a broad range of strong commercial, strategic and senior general management experience gained over a long and successful executive career. I believe that his experience will bring value to Mears and I look forward to working with him."



For further information, contact:


Mears Group PLC

Ben Westran, Company Secretary                                                    Tel: +44(0)1452 634600



Mark Court, Sophie Wills                                                                    Tel: +44(0)20 7466 5000


Notes for editors


Mears employs over 10,000 people and provides services in every region of the UK. In partnership with our housing clients, we maintain, repair and upgrade the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner city estates. Mears has extended its activities to provide broader housing solutions to our clients. Our care teams provide support to over 15,000 people a year, enabling the elderly and those living with disabilities to continue living in their own homes. We focus on long-term outcomes for people and invest in innovations that make a positive impact on people's quality of life and on their communities' social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Our innovative approaches and market leading positions are intended to create value for our customers and the people they serve while also driving sustainable financial returns for our providers of capital, especially our shareholders.


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