Laing O’Rourke appoints new Director

Laing O’Rourke has appointed Mark Cutifani as Senior Independent Director and as chair for the Board’s Sustainability Committee.

Cutifani stepped down in April as chief executive and an executive director of Anglo American after nine years leading the global mining company.

Laing O’Rourke Chairman John Parker GBE FREng said Cutifani added significant operational and major project engineering experience to the Board.

“We are extremely fortunate to secure the expertise of Mark Cutifani to complete the refresh of the Laing O’Rourke Board, which I began in 2018,” Parker said.

“Mark’s 45 years’ business experience and outstanding leadership credentials will augment the dedicated and diverse team we have assembled at Board level, which is deeply connected to Laing O’Rourke’s committed senior management team.

“He will chair a new Sustainability Committee of the Board, demonstrating the business’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) platforms since announcing stretching targets in April last year.

“Mark is a hugely principled person, and a gifted ‘human’ leader, and will be a valuable addition to our dynamic Group. I’m delighted to welcome him on board.”

Parker announced the news at Laing O’Rourke’s Group Strategy Conference for 2022, and said Cutifani’s appointment would take effect in September.

Chief Executive Ray O’Rourke said the Group was primed for growth and had added significant capability across its teams to meet the opportunities ahead in its core operating markets – Europe and Australia.

“I look forward to working with Mark as our Senior Independent Director to advance these critical elements for our industry,” O’Rourke said.

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