WATER COMPANY United Utilities has strengthened its board with the appointment of Brian May, finance director at Bunzl.
May, who has been FD at the packaging company since 2006, joins as a non-executive director with effect from 1 September.
Prior to taking up his current post, he held roles as group treasurer and finance director, Europe and Australasia, at Bunzl, having joined the company in 1993 as internal audit manager.
May qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.
United Utilities has been the subject of takeover speculation following reports that an infrastructure consortium and a Chinese sovereign wealth fund were eyeing bids for the company.
Shares in United were up 2.5p to 715.5p in trading on the London Stock Exchange.
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