CM Message

July 2017

Appointment of new Chief Executive 

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick André to succeed François Wanecq who is retiring as Chief Executive of Vesuvius plc. Patrick will assume the position of Chief Executive on 1 September 2017, and will be based in the Head Office in London.

The Board conducted a rigorous selection process in which both external and internal candidates were assessed for the role. We are pleased that this has resulted in the selection of an internal candidate with a detailed understanding of Vesuvius and its markets who will be able to provide continuity of purpose”.

John McDonough, Chairman

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