Weir updates on board

Berry steps down from Centrica board amid health concern

Charles Berry

Stepping down: Berry leaves Centrica

Charles Berry, chairman of Glasgow-headquartered Weir group, has stepped down as chairman of Centrica.

Mr Berry continues his leave of absence on health grounds from the board of Weir.

Scott Wheway, who has been acting chairman at Centrica since 12 February, takes the role permanently.

Mr Berry said: “It has been a great honour to chair Centrica, but when the doctor tells you to reduce your workload, you are wise to listen.”

Centrica also announced that Chris O’Shea, currently group chief financial officer, will become group chief executive while the search for a permanent CEO continues. Iain Conn will step down as CEO and from the board today.

Weir group said it anticipates welcoming Mr Berry back to the company within the next few weeks and will provide an update as necessary.

As previously advised, in his absence his responsibilities are being fulfilled by Weir’s senior independent director, Barbara Jeremiah.

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