Kier Group appoints Louisa Finlay as new chief people officer

Louisa Finlay and Helen Redfern.

Kier Group has appointed Louisa Finlay as its new chief people officer, and she will also be part of the group’s executive committee from March 6.

Currently clients and markets managing director at Kier Construction, Finlay will take over from Helen Redfern, who will be leaving Kier after ten successful years to take up a role as chief people, sustainability and communications officer outside of the industry.

Finlay has worked for Kier for over 30 years since joining as a trainee engineer on a sandwich degree.

Andrew Davies, Kier Group CEO, said: “I would like to thank Helen for her hard work over the past decade. Helen has driven forward a progressive people agenda and has been an integral part of our leadership team. I wish her every success in the future.”

He added he was “delighted” to welcome Finlay, to the role, adding: “Louisa’s wealth of experience in Kier and the wider construction sector, as well as her commitment to building excellence across all aspects of the people, health, safety, wellbeing and sustainability agendas, mean she is well-placed to our lead people function and drive progress across these vital strategic areas.”

Finlay has worked in numerous sectors and roles in the national and regional construction businesses, including as managing director of the Kier Southern Construction business.

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