Keith Cochrane, Former CEO of Weir Group

Keith Cochrane is the Interim Chief Executive of Carillion plc. He is the former Chief Executive of The Weir Group plc. He joined Weir as Finance Director in July 2006 and was appointed Chief Executive in November 2009, standing down in 2017.

Following a number of years at Arthur Andersen, Keith joined Stagecoach Group plc in 1993. He became the Group's Finance Director in 1996 and Chief Executive in 2000. He joined Scottish Power plc in 2003 and served as Director of Group Finance.

Keith was appointed to the Carillion Board with effect from 2 July 2015 and has served as a member of the Audit, Remuneration, Nomination, Sustainability and Business Integrity Committees.

In 2015, Keith was appointed as the UK Government's Lead Non-Executive Director for the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Keith was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2016.



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