DARTFORD, England, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Laing O'Rourke today announces
that Anna Stewart has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer,
reporting to the Group Board. This appointment will be effective from
April 2013, following a period of transition of responsibilities.
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Ray O'Rourke, Laing O'Rourke Executive Chairman and Chief Executive,
"The shareholders and the Group Board have ensured that in selecting
Anna as the next Chief Executive we will achieve the seamless
continuity of strategic approach we were seeking. Anna is the
outstanding choice to lead the company because of her excellent track
record in helping transform and grow our international presence; her
intimate knowledge of Laing O'Rourke's culture and operations, her role
in the development of the Group's strategy and her unquestionable
passion for realising our future vision.
"Anna's appointment has the unanimous support of all the senior leaders
across the business. I am confident that supported by the Group Board
and Executive Committee, she will take the Group to the next level of
performance. I look forward to working with her to successfully
deliver our innovative plans for engineering, Design for Manufacture
and Assembly, asset optimisation, talent management and financial
"Following a seamless handover of my Chief Executive duties to Anna, I
will continue in the role of Executive Chairman, responsible for the
leadership of the Group Board."
Anna Stewart, Chief Financial and Commercial Officer, said:
"I am very proud to have been asked by the Shareholders and The Group
Board to lead Laing O'Rourke, having started my career with the company
over 30 years ago. Laing O'Rourke is a unique business with leading
capabilities in all facets of engineering and construction; a talented
leadership team; highly engaged workforce; and longstanding client
relationships. I understand the obligations that come with the role
and have committed to the shareholders to turn our highly compelling
vision for the future into reality."
There are no further details in respect of Mrs Stewart's appointment
available at this time.
SOURCE: Laing O'Rourke
For further information:
Julien Cozens, Effie Lochrane or Matthew Moth