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New chief executive at CRH

Myles Lee and Albert Manifold

Albert Manifold succeeds Myles Lee as group chief executive of international building materials group

CRH plc, the Dublin-based international building materials group, have confirmed that Albert Manifold (right of picture) has succeeded Myles Lee (left of picture) as group chief executive, with effect from 1 January 2014.

Mr Lee has retired after 32 years with the Group, including five years as finance director and five years as chief executive.

Commenting on the announcement, CRH’s chairman, Nicky Hartery, said: ‘We wish Myles well in his retirement and thank him sincerely for his outstanding contribution to CRH over 32 years of service, and for his excellent stewardship of CRH through the recent global financial crisis.’

Mr Hartery continued: ‘As Albert takes up the role of chief executive, we look forward to CRH progressing its next phase of development.’

Mr Manifold, who has been a board member and CRH’s chief operating officer since January 2009, has held a variety of senior positions within the company, including managing director of the Europe Materials Division and group development director.

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