Matthew Lester to replace Philip Cox

Kier has appointed a former Royal Mail group financial chief as its new chairman.

Matthew Lester takes over from Philip Cox who was appointed in 2017.


Cox said he was stepping down earlier this year after new chief executive Andrew Davies joined in April.

A chartered accountant, Lester (pictured) is currently a non-executive director of finance firm Man, bank Barclays and support services business Capita.

He will take over from Cox on 1 January next year.

Lester will also be the chairman of the nomination committee and a member of the remuneration committee.