Area of responsibility: North America
Member of the Managing Board since 1 September 2019; appointed until 31 August 2028

Personal Data

Place of birth: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Date of birth: 19 October 1972
Marital status: married, three children


Chris Ward graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a degree in Mining Engineering.


Chris Ward has been with the Group since 1996 and has held various management positions in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. From 2010 until 2014, he served as Vice President & General Manager of Lehigh Hanson’s Southeast Aggregates operations. In January 2015, he assumed responsibility for the Canada Region.

Chris Ward has been appointed Member of the Managing Board as of 1 September 2019 and took on responsibility for the North America Group area on 1 February 2020.


Chris Ward in a dark suite and a white shirt