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Gallagher Group appoint new CEO

Lance Taylor

Lance Taylor to succeed outgoing chief executive officer Nick Yandle on 1 November

THE Gallagher Group have appointed Lance Taylor as their new chief executive officer, effective 1 November 2018, to lead the next phase of development at the family-owned firm.

Mr Taylor (pictured) joins from Persimmon where he was previously regional chairman with responsibility for operations across London and the South East, the South Coast, Wales, the St Modwen/Persimmon national joint venture and a 400-person strong civil engineering and groundworks business. Together these businesses delivered a turnover in excess of £1 billion per annum.

Prior to joining Persimmon, Mr Taylor spent more than a decade at international cost, project-management and property consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), where he was chief executive from 2007 to 2014.

At RLB he was involved in a range of major infrastructure and energy projects, such as supporting LOCOG on the 2012 London Olympics, and nuclear decommissioning work at Sellafield.

He began his career in a range of on-site engineering, contracts and project-management roles at Tarmac, Birse, and Sisk, before moving into project management at PCM and head of project management at GVA.

Outgoing Gallagher chief executive officer Nick Yandle will remain with the Group to facilitate a two-month handover, departing at the end of this year as planned.

Pat Gallagher, chairman of Gallagher Group, said: ‘After a thorough recruitment process, we are delighted to be appointing Lance Taylor as the Group’s new chief executive. He brings a wide array of experience across our areas of operation and an enviable track record as a business leader.

Mr Taylor commented: ‘This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong, well-established business. There is a clear commitment to set a progressive future strategy and plan for the Group’s further profitable growth. I look forward to getting to know all facets of the business and the people who have made it such a success.’

The Gallagher Group have expanded from their Kent base to create a strong presence across the south-east of England around their four principle areas of operation: building, civil engineering, aggregates and property development.

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