The geologist by training will take up his fourth directorship on July 19

Ground engineering outfit Keller has appointed Roy Franklin OBE as a non-executive director.

Franklin is currently the non-executive chairman of AIM-listed Bateman Litwin and Novera Energy, and is non-executive director of Santos Limited, the Australian-listed energy company.

Franklin trained as a geologist and was previously the chief executive at Clyde Petroleum.

Speaking on the appointment Keller chairman Michael West said: “Roy Franklin's appointment will further strengthen the Board and bring extensive experience to Keller, particularly with regard to international and strategic matters.”