Weir: chairman will return despite Centrica departure

Glasgow-based global engineering giant Weir Group said on Tuesday it expects its chairman Charles Berry to return to work in the next few weeks despite him stepping down as Centrica chairman on doctor’s orders.

“The Weir Group plc has been informed that chairman Charles Berry has stepped down from the board of Centrica plc,” said Weir.

“Charles continues his leave of absence on health grounds from the board of Weir. 

“We currently anticipate welcoming Charles back to Weir within the next few weeks and will provide an update as necessary. 

“As previously advised, in his absence his responsibilities are being fulfilled by Weir’s senior independent director, Barbara Jeremiah.”

Centrica said: “Centrica plc announces that its chairman, Charles Berry, who has been on medical leave since the 12 February 2020, has tendered his resignation with immediate effect.

“Charles’ decision follows advice from doctors to reduce his workload.”

Berry said: “It has been a great honour to chair Centrica, but when the doctor tells you to reduce your workload, you are wise to listen.

“I wish everyone at Centrica great success in the future.”