Industry veteran joins Severfield

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Louise Hardy has joined Severfield, the Thirsk-based structural steel group, as Non-Executive Director.

The appointment, which takes effect from 4 September, will see Ms Hardy serve on the Remuneration, Nomination and Audit Committees.

Ms Hardy is currently a Non-Executive Director at Polypipe Group, Crest Nicholson Holdings and Sirius Minerals.

She is also a Non-Executive Director at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, a corporation set up by the Government to deliver a new Garden City in north Kent.

As an Executive Director, she was the European Project Excellence Director at AECOM, responsible for project management across a portfolio of 10,000 projects.

Between 2006 and 2013, she was a Director at Laing O’Rourke, the largest privately-owned construction company in the UK.

At Laing O’Rourke she worked within the CLM as the Delivery Partner to the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympics.

Prior, Ms Hardy worked at Bechtel as a Project Director and Manager and worked for London Underground Ltd on the Jubilee Line Extension Project.

“We are pleased to welcome Louise to the Board of Severfield,” said Non-Executive Chairman John Dodds.

“She brings with her a wealth of relevant experience in the delivery of complex infrastructure projects and experience as a Non-Executive Director of other publicly listed companies.

“Her work in the UK construction sector and major project development will be highly beneficial to Severfield as we continue to build on the considerable positive momentum within the business.”