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Murphy beefs up board

11 Dec 15 J Murphy & Sons has strengthened its board with the addition of two non-executive directors to support its expansion plans.

Huw Davies, chief financial officer and company secretary of Wates Group, and Mike Toms, non-executive director at Bellway, have joined Murphy’s boardroom. Huw Davies chairs the audit and risk committee. Mike Toms is chairing the remuneration committee.

Mr Davies has been Wates’ chief financial officer and company secretary for the past decade but leaves the company at the end of March 2016. He is also a non-executive director of Hydro International and Wessex Water and chairman of I CAN, the children’s communication charity.

Mr Toms has been non-executive director at Bellway since 2009 and is also a non-executive director of Birmingham Airport Holdings. He was formerly an executive director of BAA.

Murphy chairman Alastair Kerr, said: “Huw and Mike join Murphy at an exciting time and their experience and financial acumen will help us achieve our ambitions to grow and improve our quality of earnings over the coming years.”

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