Ashtead - owner of Sunbelt Rentals in North America and A-Plant in the UK - has appointed Angus Cockburn as non executive director and chairman of the audit committee.
Cockburn has been group chief financial officer of international outsourcing service provider Serco since October 2014. Prior to that he was chief financial officer and interim chief executive at Aggreko. He was also the senior independent director of GKN until April, and prior to that a non executive director of Howden Joinery.
Chairman Paul Walker said: “I am very pleased to welcome Angus to the board of Ashtead. He has in depth knowledge of the markets that we operate in and Angus’ considerable boardroom experience will add to the strength, depth and effectiveness of the Ashtead board.”