Directorate Change

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Weir Group PLC
22 July 2022

Weir appoints Dame Nicola Brewer and Tracey Kerr to the Board

The Weir Group PLC ("Weir or Weir Group") announces that Dame Nicola Brewer and Tracey Kerr joined the Board as independent Non-Executive Directors with effect from 21 July 2022.

Nicola brings deep experience of international relations and external communications from a long and distinguished diplomatic career. Most recently, she was Vice Provost (international) of University College London where she travelled regularly, including to China, and prior to that, held senior positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British government.

Tracey brings extensive experience in operations, sustainability and safety in global mining businesses. Most recently she served as Group Head of Sustainable Development at Anglo American Plc having previously held other senior executive roles at the company, at Vale S.A. and at BHP Pty Ltd.

Both Nicola and Tracey also have strong governance experience in listed companies within the industrial sector.

Commenting on these appointments, Barbara Jeremiah, Chair of the Weir Group said:

"I am delighted to welcome Nicola and Tracey to the Board of Weir. They each bring a wealth of highly relevant and complementary international experience which will be invaluable as we pursue the multi-decade growth opportunities through making mining smarter, more efficient and sustainable. I look forward to their contribution to the work of the Board and to working with them as we realise our full potential as a mining technology leader."


Nicola served as Vice Provost (international) of University College London (2014-2020) and as Founding Director of the Diplomatic Academy at the UK FCO (2013-2014). Prior to that she served as British High Commissioner to South Africa (2009-2013). She was the first Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2007-2009) and in her earlier career held a number of positions within the FCO. She graduated with a degree in English and has a Doctorate in Linguistics. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Spanish-listed energy company, Iberdrola SA, where she is a member of the Sustainable Development Committee. Previously, she has been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Ethics & Corporate Responsibility Committee of Aggreko plc and a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Power Ltd.

Tracey served as Group Head of Sustainable Development at Anglo American Plc (2020-2021) having previously also been accountable for safety, operational risk management and sustainable development across the Anglo American group (2016-2020), and served as Group Head of Exploration (2011-2015). In her earlier career she held a variety of roles at Vale and BHP, having graduated with degrees in geophysics and economic geology. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Hochschild Mining Plc, a precious metals mining company, and at metals processing company, Jubilee Metals Group Plc. She was previously a Non-Executive Director at Polymetal International Plc.


Board Committee Membership Changes

The Weir Group PLC also announces the following changes to the membership of its Committees, with effect from 21 July 2022.

Nicola Brewer, is appointed as a member of the Remuneration Committee;

Tracey Kerr, is appointed as a member of the Audit Committee;

Following the changes noted above, the Board Committee membership is currently as follows:

Audit Committee

Nomination Committee

Remuneration Committee

Stephen Young (Chair)

Barbara Jeremiah (Chair)

Clare Chapman (Chair)

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

Mary Jo Jacobi

Mary Jo Jacobi

Ebbie Haan

Sir Jim McDonald

Ben Magara

Clare Chapman

Ben Magara

Stephen Young

Tracey Kerr

Nicola Brewer


There are no other matters that require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Rules.


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About The Weir Group PLC

Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is one of the world's leading engineering businesses with a purpose to make its mining and infrastructure customers' operations more sustainable and efficient. Weir's highly engineered technology enables critical resources to be produced using less energy, water and waste while reducing customers' total cost of ownership. The Group is ideally positioned to benefit from structural trends that support long-term demand for its technology including the need for more essential metals to support economic development and carbon transition. The Group has c.11,000 employees operating in over 60 countries with a presence in every major mining region of the world. Find out more at


Weir's ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: WEIR LN) and its American Depositary Receipts trade over-the-counter in the USA (ticker: WEGRY).



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