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– UK – Galliford Try, the housebuilding and construction group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ishbel Macpherson and Terry Miller as additional non-executive directors. Both appointments will formally commence with effect 1 February 2014.

Amanda Burton, currently the Group’s Senior Independent Director and chair of the remuneration committee, has notified the board of her intention not to seek re-election at the 2014 annual general meeting and to therefore step down in 2014 having completed nine years on the Board.

Ian Coull, Chairman, commented: “I am delighted to welcome both Ishbel and Terry to Galliford Try as additional non-executives. These appointments will further strengthen our independence and the experience of the Board as well as plan for Amanda’s departure.

The board looks forward to Ishbel and Terry quickly establishing themselves in their new roles, and to benefitting from their respective corporate and sector experience.”

About Ishbel Macpherson

Ishbel Macpherson is chair of Speedy Hire plc, having been appointed to that position in January 2011 and having been a non-executive director since July 2007. She currently also chairs Speedy Hire’s nomination committee, having previously also headed the company’s remuneration committee and acted as Senior Independent Director.

Ishbel, 53, has over 20 years experience in investment banking with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Hoare Govett and Barclays. She is also currently a non-executive director of Dignity plc and Senior Independent Director of both Dechra Pharmaceuticals plc and Bonmarché Holdings plc (AIM), having been previously appointed as a non-executive director at GAME Group plc, MITIE Group plc, Synthomer plc (formerly Yule Catto & Co plc), May Gurney Integrated Services plc (AIM) and Hydrogen Group plc (AIM).

About Terry Miller

Terry Miller was most recently General Counsel for The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and as such was directly responsible for all legal aspects of the planning and delivery of the Games in 2012. Terry was awarded Legal Business Lawyer of the Year 2013 in recognition of her contribution to the Games.

Prior to her Locog appointment, Terry, 62, spent 17 years as International General Counsel for Goldman Sachs, based in London.

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