Johnson Service Group has appointed Christopher Francis Girling to the board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 29 August 2018. Girling will also assume the role of audit committee chairman with effect from the same date.

With his recent and relevant financial experience, Girling is a valuable addition to the board bringing a wealth of knowledge from a number of relevant sectors as both a finance director and audit committee chairman.

An experienced audit committee chairman and finance professional, Chris is a Chartered Accountant by training and has a background in a variety of sectors, including support services, distribution, construction and defence.

Since retiring from full time executive roles in 2007, Chris has pursued a non-executive career spanning publicly quoted companies, a private family business and a partnership and has chaired five audit committees and one pension fund.

Chris, aged 64, is currently a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Workspace Group (where he is also the senior independent director), Keller Group and South East Water as well as chair of trustees for the Slaughter and May pension fund.  He has previously been a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Elementis and Arco.