Kier Group plc has announced that Liam Cummins, group managing director, construction is to leave at the end of the year to take up a chief executive role outside of the group.
Liam will continue in post until the end of December and, until that date, will continue to lead the construction business to ensure an orderly transition and handover.
Stuart Togwell, the group’s commercial director, will take up the role of group managing director, construction from 1 January 2023. Stuart will continue to be a part of the group’s executive committee.
Stuart arrived at Kier in 2019 and during the last three years has played a fundamental role in the group’s strategic transformation including implementing a new project gateway system as well as strengthening relationships with government, customers and the supply chain.
He has over 35 years’ experience in the built environment and, prior to joining Kier, held a number of positions at Wates Group where he was instrumental in growing both their public and private sector markets, including their Living Space housing maintenance division. He is also a chartered surveyor, attended IMD and INSEAD, is a qualified leadership coach and a Board member of the EKFB Joint Venture.
Andrew Davies, Kier Group CEO, commented: “I would like to thank Liam for his hard work over the past three years. Liam has been an integral part of our leadership team and I wish him every success in the future.
“I am delighted that Stuart Togwell, currently group commercial director and a valued member of the executive committee, assumes the position of group managing director, construction. Stuart’s wealth of experience in the construction sector, as well as his focus on operational and commercial excellence and his people-first approach, mean he is well-placed to lead our construction business and help to deliver our medium-term plan.”