Keller Group plc, the global geotechnical specialist contractor, has announced the appointment of Annette Kelleher as a non-executive director and chair designate of its remuneration committee, with effect from 1 December.
Kelleher has broad senior management experience in the international industrials sector, including change management, group development and transformation. She is currently chief human resources director and a member of the group management committee of Johnson Matthey plc, a global sustainable technologies company.
Kelleher joined Johnson Matthey in 2013 from NSG Group, the Tokyo-listed global performance glass group which acquired Pilkington Group plc in 2006. During Kelleher’s tenure—firstly with Pilkington and then NSG—she held a series of increasingly senior and global HR roles, spending considerable time in Asia.
From 2014 until earlier this year, Kelleher was a non-executive director of Hill & Smith plc, the international infrastructure, engineered solutions and transportation group. In addition, she chaired its remuneration committee from May 2016 to May 2023.
Peter Hill CBE, chair of Keller, said: “I am delighted that Annette has agreed to join us. The depth of experience she has in the international industrial sector, together with her people transformation skills, will bring a valuable and fresh perspective to our board.”