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John Laing appoints new independent chairman

John Laing, specialist owner, operator and manager of public sector infrastructure assets, has appointed Dr Phil Nolan as an independent non-executive chairman.

On his appointment, Dr Nolan said: “I am delighted to be joining John Laing as chairman. John Laing has established an enviable reputation as a market leader with over 160 years of experience. I look forward to working with the board and the executive to build on that heritage and to create significant shareholder value in the future.”

Dr Nolan has a wealth of experience on the boards of many companies − private and public − in both an executive and non-executive capacity.

“John Laing has established an enviable reputation as a market leader with over 160 years of experience.”

Dr Phil Nolan

He is currently chairman of Infinis, a privately held leading renewable energy generator and Sepura, a listed, global supplier of TETRA radios. He was chief executive officer of Eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications supplier from 2002-2006.

Prior to that, he served as an executive director of BG Group and chief executive officer for Transco from 1998 and in 2000 led the demerger of Transco as chief executive officer of the Lattice Group. 

John Laing is a specialist provider of facilities through public private partnerships with a long term perspective and approach. The company has a portfolio of 66 projects which it manages, from planning and funding through to design, construction and operation.

It is actively involved in the management of a wide range of health, regeneration, education, emergency services, rail, roads and special purpose government facilities, both in the UK and internationally.

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