Glanbia chief Siobhan Talbot to join CRH board

Talbot joins Mary Rhinehart as non-executive directors on board of construction giant

Siobhan Talbot has been a member of the Glanbia board since 2009. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Siobhan Talbot has been a member of the Glanbia board since 2009. Photograph: Jason Clarke

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Glanbia’s managing director Siobhan Talbot (54) is to join the board of Irish construction giant CRH in December.

Ms Talbot is group managing director of Dublin-listed Glanbia, a global nutrition company with operations in 32 countries. She has held the position since 2013.

Ms Talbot has been a member of the Glanbia board since 2009 and was previously finance director, a role that encompassed responsibility for Glanbia’s strategic planning.

Prior to joining Glanbia, she worked with PwC in Dublin and Sydney, and she is also a director of employers group Ibec.

She will be joined on the board as a new non-executive director by Mary Rhinehart (60) who is chairwoman, chief executive and president of Johns Manville Corporation. Manville is a Berkshire Hathaway company and global manufacturer of premium-quality building products and engineered specialty materials.

Until recently, Ms Rhinehart was a non-executive director of Ply Gem Holdings, an exterior building products company in north America, and is a non-executive director of CoBiz Financial.

The board of CRH is chaired by Nicky Hartery. And other non-executive directors include former Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher and Heather Ann McSharry, a former managing director Ireland of Reckitt Benckiser and Boots Healthcare.

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