Kier restructures its development enterprise


Kier has restructured its construction business, consolidated the regional business units and introduced two entirely new business functions.

It has reduced its construction business from 11 to six units but retained its leadership position.

David McKenzie, previously Managing Director of London & South East, will oversee the renamed and redefined area of ​​London, South and Strategic Projects. Mark Dady will continue to be responsible for the Eastern division and will now also oversee projects in the Midlands.

Anthony Irving will continue to serve as Managing Director for Western and Wales while assuming responsibility for health, safety and wellbeing at Kier Construction. The north and Scotland will continue to be run by Gary Wintersgill.

The Kier Places home maintenance and facility management business will continue to be led by Mark Whittaker and Sean Fenner will remain responsible for the sixth division, Kier International.

In addition to restructuring the regional divisions, Kier has appointed two to oversee the operational management of the construction business and engagement with customers and markets.

Louisa Finlay has moved from the southern department to break new ground in the Clients & Markets division. Kier said she was instrumental in developing the company’s sustainability strategy and will now be responsible for its implementation. Her new role will include helping customers achieve their net zero ambitions.

Chris Stevens has been named general operations director for the construction business. He was tasked with increasing Kier’s ability to develop his own building technologies and designs.

Liam Cummins, Managing Director of Kier Construction, said, “This new operating model and leadership team puts us in the strongest position to deliver sustainable growth over the next five years.”