New chairman unveiled at Sir Robert McAlpine

Edward McAlpine is to take over as chairman at Sir Robert McAlpine as Gavin McAlpine prepares to step down after three years in the post.

The change will see Edward move up from his executive partner position on the board with effect from January 1 next year, succeeding his cousin Gavin who will focus on the group’s renewable energy business.

Edward McAlpine

During his, Gavin guided the business through a transformative period, overseeing the introduction of a new strategy, the appointment of a new chief executive, and a return to profitability.

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.”

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