Kier restructures UK construction business

Kier has restructured its UK construction business, dividing the operating into five separate business units.

The five UK construction business units include:

  • London, South & Strategic Projects: David McKenzie who joined Kier last year as managing director of London & South East will run the unit.
  • Midlands & Eastern: Mark Dady’s current role as managing director for Eastern, will expand and cover the whole of the Midlands and the East of England.
  • Western & Wales: Anthony Irving will continue as managing director of Western & Wales and will also take overall responsibility for safety, health and wellbeing within the business.
  • North & Scotland: Gary Wintersgill continues as managing director for this business which spans from Nottingham to Scotland.
  • Kier Places: The housing maintenance and facilities management solution business will continue to be headed up by Mark Whittaker.

Meanwhile, the business has created two new functions:

  • Clients & Markets: Louisa Finlay, formerly managing director for Kier’s Regional Building Southern business, has been chosen to head up the function.
  • Operations: Chris Stevens takes up the position as overall operations director for the construction business.

Liam Cummins, group managing director for Kier Construction, who joined the business in 2019 after 16 years at Laing O’Rourke, said: “This new structure underpins the delivery of our strategy for sustainable growth over the next five years. With our four regional businesses and Kier Places, we are focused on continuing to position ourselves for growth in  our primary sectors and within key geographical locations, further strengthening our position as the UK’s leading regional builder.

“The creation of two new operational and client and markets’  functions allow us to unlock further potential in key markets, as well as providing operational certainty for our clients. This revised structure ensures we continue to offer market-leading solutions for our clients and the communities we serve now and in the future.

“This new operating model and senior leadership team puts us in the strongest position to deliver sustainable growth over the next five years.”   

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