SIG plc has appointed Andrew Allner as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman with effect from 1 November 2017. 

Andrew Allner is currently Chairman of Marshalls plc, The Go-Ahead Group plc and Fox Marble Holdings plc, and a Non-Executive Director at Northgate plc. Mr Allner will resign from the Marshall’s Board once a new Chairman has been recruited and is in position.

Retiring Chairman, Leslie Van de Walle, said: “I would like to welcome Andrew to SIG.  He brings with him a wealth of both listed company and building products sector experience to lead the Board through the next stage of the Company’s development and I know that I am leaving SIG in very good hands.”

Meinie Oldersma, Group chief executive, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Leslie for his service over the last seven years.  He has shown strong leadership and made a valuable contribution to the Group.  We extend him every good wish for the future.  I would also like to welcome Andrew to SIG and look forward to working with him.”

Mr Allner said:  “I am delighted to be joining SIG.  It is a company with a long history, loyal employees, leading market positions and significant potential. 

 “I look forward to working with Meinie and the Board to improve the performance of the business for the benefit of our customers, employees and shareholders.”