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Board Changes for Holcim New Zealand

Board Changes for Holcim New Zealand

Leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete and lime,
Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd, has announced three recent appointments to its

Former member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister Simon Upton joins the
Holcim New Zealand Board, furthering his four year involvement with Holcim
internationally as an Advisory Board member of its Holcim Foundation for
Sustainable Development. Until January this year, he chaired the Round
Table on Sustainable Development at the OECD.

A second new Board member, Paul O'Callaghan, has over 20 years experience
in the cement industry, most recently having spent six years as Chief
Operating Officer for Holcim Philippines. Prior to moving to the
Philippines in 2001, he held a variety of positions in Queensland Cement
Ltd in operations, in sales and marketing and in project management. He is
also a director of Cement Australia.

Jeremy Smith, who took up the role of CEO of Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd in
June, has now been appointed Managing Director. He joined Holcim New
Zealand in 2000 and has held General Management positions in both the Lime
and Cement divisions. A qualified lawyer, he previously worked in executive
management roles with Eskimo Logistics Group.

Announcing the appointments Board Chairman, John Lindsay, said, “These new
Board members bring with them a broad range of experience and valuable
perspectives. They will contribute strongly in working with our management
team to ensure the company continues to play an important role in New
Zealand’s development. “


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