CEO Succession

Marshalls PLC
06 December 2023

6 December 2023

Marshalls plc

('Marshalls', the 'Company' or the 'Group')

CEO Succession

Marshalls plc, a leading manufacturer of products for the built environment, today announces the appointment of Matthew (Matt) Pullen as Chief Executive Officer Designate, who in due course will succeed Martyn Coffey as Chief Executive Officer. Matt will join the Board as a Director, with effect from 8 January 2024 and will take over as CEO from 1 March 2024. Martyn will step down from the Board on 29 February 2024, but will remain available as an adviser to support Matt's induction and transition during 2024.

Matt is an experienced leader with a strong background in the sector, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Genuit Group plc.

Commenting on the changes, Vanda Murray OBE, Chair, said "Under Martyn's outstanding leadership, Marshalls has been transformed into a diversified building products manufacturer, with leading positions in its key markets, whilst retaining its culture and core values. During Martyn's tenure, Marshalls has grown organically and through acquisitions, achieving its key strategic ambitions, and the Group is well positioned for when markets recover. Martyn will leave behind a significant legacy and we would like to thank him for his leadership over the last 10 years. Following a rigorous process to identify a successor, supported by an executive search firm, I'm delighted to welcome Matt to Marshalls and look forward to working with him."

Martyn Coffey said, "Leading Marshalls for 10 years has been the greatest privilege and pleasure of my professional life. To have grown the Company with its amazing people to the position it is in today, has been an exciting and rewarding adventure. I am proud of the role that my exceptional team has played in contributing to the UK construction sector and I know that Matt inherits a strong team and a business that is ready to resume growth when markets improve."

Matt Pullen, CEO Designate commented: "Marshalls is a business with a great heritage, strong reputation and a market leadership position in the sector. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to build on that heritage and on Martyn's significant achievements. I am excited to start working with my new colleagues to help us achieve the Company's refreshed strategy and to engage with all our key stakeholders to ensure that we drive the business to new heights and generate sustainable value for all." 

Certain information contained in this announcement would have constituted inside information (as defined by Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014), as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) ("MAR") prior to its release as part of this announcement and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of those Regulations.


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Matt Pullen Biographical Notes

Matt is an accomplished executive leader with extensive experience in the construction and FMCG sectors. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer of Genuit Group plc, one of the UK's largest providers of sustainable water, climate, and ventilation products for the built environment. Before that, Matt was Managing Director of British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain Group, based in the UK, where he led several significant business transformations. Prior to that, he worked for AkzoNobel for eight years undertaking various commercial and leadership roles of increasing seniority in the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe with his last role as Managing Director, UK & Ireland. Earlier in his career, Matt also held various operational roles within the FMCG sector. He is a Trustee of the Construction Industry charity CRASH and an Industrial Cadets Ambassador.

This announcement includes the information required by Listing Rules 9.6.11 to 9.6.13, and there is no information to report under Listing Rule 9.6.13R (2) - (6) inclusive.

About Marshalls plc:

Established in the late 1880s, Marshalls plc is a leading UK manufacturer of products for the built environment. It operates through three trading divisions: Marshalls Landscape Products; Marshalls Building Products; and Marley Roofing Products. Marshalls Landscape Products is the UK's leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products, supplying the construction, home improvement and landscape markets. Marshalls Building Products is a supplier of concrete drainage products, concrete bricks, ready-to-use mortars and aggregates. Marley Roofing Products is a leader in the manufacture and supply of pitched roofing systems, including clay and concrete tiles, timber battens, roof integrated solar solutions and roofing accessories.

The Group operates a national network of manufacturing and distribution sites throughout the UK. Marshalls is committed to quality in everything it does, including the achievement of high environmental and ethical standards and continual improvement in health and safety performance. Its strategic goal is to become the UK's leading manufacturer of sustainable solutions for the built environment.


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