He has been a non-executive director since 2004 but as chairman will take’ a more hands-on role’, the company said to free up owner and chief executive Brendan Kerr to develop strategic partnerships.
Mr Kerr said: “As part of our corporate governance, Keith has led the board and provided support and advice to Keltbray for some time now, and we have greatly benefited from his more than 30 years’ of business experience in engineering and construction. I am pleased he has now agreed to take on a more hands-on role in the day to day management of Keltbray, while continuing to provide strategic support and advice and remaining a key ambassador for us externally.
“This organisational change will allow me to spend more time developing our key partnerships with customers and other stakeholders, which have been the bedrock of our expansion and success over the past decade,” he said.
Mr Elliott previously a regional president at Bechtel Group.
In addition to his Keltbray role, he is senior non-executive director of Severfield-Rowen, managing director of Elliott Properties Ltd and owner/chairman of Hampshire printing company Diguru.