Former KPMG partner takes up post as non-executive director at Latchways

February 25, 2014

Devizes-based specialist safety harnessing firm Latchways has appointed Christopher Casey, a former partner at accountants KPMG, as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Mr Casey will replace Ian Pickering, who had indicated his intention not to stand for re-election at Latchways’ AGM to allow him to focus his time on his other activities. He today resigned from the board with immediate effect.

Mr Casey, who is a non-executive director of TR European Growth Trust, BlackRock North American Income Trust, and China Polymetallic Mining, will chair Latchways’ audit committee and will be a member of its remuneration and nomination committees.

Latchways chairman Paul Hearson said: “I am grateful to Ian for his valuable contribution to the Latchways board over the past three years. The board wishes him well for the future. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Casey. Christopher brings with him a wealth of experience from his career with KPMG and as a non-executive director. I look forward to working with him.”

Latchways’ nomination committee is seeking a further non-executive director.

The firm’s products are used worldwide by the construction, utility and maintenance industries. Its shares slipped by more than 13% earlier this month after it issued a profits warning.


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