Aggreko Names Chris Weston as Chief Executive Officer
June 5, 2014 - Aggreko is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Weston as Chief Executive Officer.
Weston has extensive experience in senior leadership roles in world-class businesses. He is currently Managing Director, International Downstream at Centrica plc, where he is an Executive Director running the Group's largest division. In this role, Chris is operationally responsible for both British Gas in the UK and Direct Energy in the USA.
Weston joined Centrica in 2001 after a successful career in the telecoms industry, working for both Cable & Wireless and One.Tel. Before that, Chris served in the Royal Artillery before earning a bachelor's degree in Applied Science, as well as an MBA and Ph.D. from Imperial College London.
Weston is expected to join Aggreko next year once he has completed his commitments at Centrica.
Angus Cockburn, Aggreko's Interim CEO, will continue this role. Angus had previously indicated to the Board that he had decided not to apply for the role on a permanent basis and that, after 14 years at Aggreko principally as Chief Financial Officer, he was keen to seek fresh challenges. Accordingly, he will step down from the Group later in the year.
Aggreko is also announced that Carole Cran, currently Interim CFO, is appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Aggreko plc and will join the Board with immediate effect. Cran joined Aggreko in 2004 and has worked closely with Angus Cockburn as Group Financial Controller and more recently as Director of Finance.
Aggreko plc is a global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. The company provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. To learn more, please visit: www.aggreko.com