Keller Group appoints new chief financial officer

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David Burke, chief financial officer,

David Burke, former finance chief at J. Murphy & Sons, has joined ground engineering giant, Keller Group

David Burke has been appointed as chief financial officer at Keller Group.

His new role will take effect from 12 October 2020.

Previously, he had a progressive career at Serco Group over 12 years, including four years as chief financial officer for AMEAA (Africa, Middle East, Asia and ANZ region) headquartered in Delhi, India, and concluding as chief financial officer of Serco’s UK Central Government division.

Burke has a track record of driving business performance and change in the construction and services sectors across varied cultures and geographies including Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

New challenges and opportunities

Michael Speakman, chief executive officer, said: “We are delighted that David is joining us as chief financial officer. He is a highly experienced finance executive who brings considerable understanding of the operational and commercial environment in which Keller does business.

“We are looking forward to working with David and welcome him to the group.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the very material contribution that Mark Hooper has made during his interim appointment as chief financial officer over a period of significant challenge to our business.”

David Burke said: “I am very pleased to be joining Keller whom I have long admired as the world’s leading geotechnical specialist.

“I look forward to bringing my experience to bear as we navigate through the challenges and opportunities of the sector in these unprecedented times.”

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