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Laing O'Rourke appoints new Mideast MD

Dartford, England, July 20, 2014

Laing O'Rourke, a UK-based construction company, has appointed Paul Sheffield as the managing director of the group’s Europe hub, covering operations in Canada, UK and the Middle East.
 
Sheffield will have executive responsibility for leading the development and delivery of the group's growth agenda in these core markets, said a statement.
 
He will serve on the group’s executive committee reporting to Anna Stewart, the group chief executive from October.
 
Sheffield joins the company following a 31-year career with Kier, a construction, services and property development group. 
 
"During this period of industry transformation, there is no better person to lead the development of Laing O'Rourke's Europe Hub than Paul Sheffield. He is a proven leader with hard core engineering and construction skills, industry vision and the ability to unite people behind that vision,” said Stewart.
 
“His passion for how the construction industry can positively influence the world around us is exactly what Laing O'Rourke needs as we enter our next chapter of innovation and growth.
 
"With a broad executive remit, he will spearhead the Europe hub strategy to get closer to our customers by delivering the inherent benefits of our unique business offering. As one of the few remaining civil engineers to lead a major international contractor, his experience of successfully running complex businesses will greatly benefit the group as we evolve our strategic focus towards expanding the opportunities to deploy our design for manufacture and assembly approach.” - TradeArabia News Service



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