- The Weir Group has announced two new appointments that help strengthen its focus on sustainability and technology as part of changes to its group executive.

Paula Cousins, who joined Weir in 2015 and is the group head of strategy and sustainability, will become chief strategy and sustainability officer.

Gary Fingland, who joined the group in April this year as chief information officer, will join the group executive as chief information officer, responsible for group-wide information and technology systems, including the group's digital products.

The two appointments are effective from 1 January 2020.

Chief technology officer Geetha Dabir will leave Weir at the end of 2019 after three years.

Weir Group chief executive Jon Stanton said: 'Both appointments show our commitment to using innovative engineering to make our customers smarter, more efficient and sustainable. Paula has been key to developing our new sustainability strategy that focuses on how we help our customers significantly reduce their environmental impact while also increasing productivity.

'Garry has extensive experience in building group-wide digital platforms that deliver enhanced support for customers while also improving collaboration and innovation across the business. I'd like to thank Geetha for her work in the past three years and wish her every success in the future.'

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