Lovell appoints ex-Laing O’Rourke boss as new Cardiff MD

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James Duffett, Lovell,

Lovell has appointed James Duffett as its new regional managing director for South Wales and the South West, as the company targets further expansion

James Duffett began his new role at the start of this month.  He moves to Lovell after a 14-year career with Laing O’Rourke where he was commercial leader for major projects in the South West, responsible for key schemes in the residential, healthcare, science, and commercial sectors.

His appointment follows the retirement of previous regional managing director Kate Rees.

Lovell managing director Steve Coleby said: “James has exceptional commercial leadership skills and an impressive record in overseeing the delivery of complex, major construction projects.

“I am delighted that he will be leading our team in South Wales and the South West where we are targetting a significant expansion of our residential development activities over the next five years.

I am confident the region will benefit from his experience, commitment, loyalty and people-focused leadership style.”

James Duffett added: “Lovell’s ability to offer clients and partners solutions across the full spectrum of open and affordable housing has made the company a leading player in the region and nationally.

“I’m delighted to be working with the South Wales and South West team to build on Lovell’s strong presence in the region and bring forward the new homes available through a range of tenures which are needed.”

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