• 9 December 2016

Waterman Appoints New Non Executive Director

The Board of Waterman Group plc (“Waterman” or “the Group”), the engineering and environmental consultancy, is pleased to announce that Michael Strong was appointed as Non Executive Director of Waterman following the retirement of Geoff Wright at the end of the Annual General Meeting this morning on 9 December 2016.

Michael has also been appointed Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee with immediate effect.

Michael was previously employed by CBRE, the US publicly quoted company and leading real estate adviser, which he joined in 1972. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2005 until 2012 and Executive Chairman for EMEA from 2001 until December 2015. During the 15 year period when Michael led the EMEA business employee numbers grew from 1,500 to 11,000 through the successful implementation of organic and acquisitive growth strategies.

Currently, Michael is a Non Executive Director of NHS Property Services Limited where he chairs the Asset and Investment Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is also a Non Executive Director at GCHO Holdings Limited, the parent of Geoffrey Osborne Limited which is a private company involved in construction development and investment activities.

Commenting on the Board changes, Michael Baker, Chairman, said:-

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Board. His diverse experience brings a breadth of expertise which will be of considerable value to our business.”

“We also wish to take the opportunity to thank Geoff Wright for his valuable contribution over the last ten years.”

In accordance with Rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules, the following information in relation to the appointment of Mr. Strong is disclosed as follows:-

Current directorships and partnerships:-
NHS Property Services Limited
GCHO Holdings Limited
28-29 Collingham Gardens Management Limited
Reigate No.1 Limited

Previous directorships and partnerships held in the past five years:-
CBRE Limited
CBRE European Treasury Limited
CBRE Hotels Limited
Fintan Limited
Insignia Europe Holdings Limited
67 Harcourt Terrace Limited

There are no other matters which are required to be announced under Rule 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.


Date: 9 December 2016
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