McAlpine announces new chair

Sir Robert McAlpine has announced a new chairman will take over from January 2019.

Edward McAlpine will take over from Gavin McAlpine, who was named chairman in November 2015. Edward has served 18 years with the UK contractor as an executive partner.  

Gavin is stepping down after three years in the role as chairman to allow him to focus more fully on the continued development of RES, the McAlpine Group’s renewable energy business, where he remains chairman.

Paul Hamer, chief executive of Sir Robert McAlpine said: “We are delighted that Ed will be taking on the role of chairman at what is a very exciting time for the company. Ed has been a highly valued member of the executive board for many years; his chairmanship will provide continuity for the business and allow us to build on the strong relationship we already enjoy as we work together to deliver our new strategy.”

“We thank Gavin for his tremendous contribution over the last three years. With the business now operating profitably and enjoying a strong pipeline of current and future business opportunities, he leaves a significant legacy upon which we can continue to build.”