Interserve appoints new managing director

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Interserve announced the appointment of Paul Gandy as the new managing director of its UK construction business, effective 1 October 2019

Paul succeeds George Franks, who after a 35-year career at Interserve, will retire in May 2020.

Paul brings considerable expertise and experience of major projects and regional contracting from a long and distinguished career in the construction sector.

He joins Interserve from Kier, where he is currently a director of its construction business and has held leadership roles at Balfour Beatty, Lend Lease, and Multiplex. Paul has also served as an elected Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Building from 2013 to 2016.

Debbie White, chief executive officer, Interserve, said: “I would like to thank George Franks for his significant contribution to Interserve during his career with the company. We are delighted to welcome Paul to Interserve.

“His experience in the UK construction sector will be invaluable as we continue to position the Construction division for long-term, sustainable success through our refocused strategy, which targets the core areas where we have a market-leading customer proposition.”

Paul Gandy commented: “I am very pleased to be joining Interserve at this time. Interserve Construction enjoys fundamental strengths across the UK demonstrated by a steady stream of successful building, fit-out, and civil engineering projects.

“I look forward to working with the Construction team, Debbie White and Nick Pollard, in his role overseeing construction on the Interserve Group Limited Board, as we continue to deliver the transformation of the Construction division, and support its future development, efficiency and growth.”

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