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Building firm appoints new chief executive officer

Gallagher GroupThe Gallagher Group has appointed Lance Taylor, previously of house builder Persimmon, as its new chief executive officer to lead the next phase of development at the family-owned firm.

Taylor, who joins the firm on 1 November 2018, was previously regional chairman with responsibility for operations across London & South East, South Coast, Wales at Persimmon.

Prior to joining Persimmon, Taylor spent over a decade at international cost, project management and property consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall, where he was Chief Executive from 2007 to 2014.

Outgoing Gallagher CEO, Nick Yandle will remain with the group to facilitate a two month handover, departing at the end of this year as planned.

Gallagher Group Chairman, Pat Gallagher said: “After a thorough recruitment process, we are delighted to be appointing Lance Taylor as the Group’s new Chief Executive. He brings a wide array of experience across our areas of operation and an enviable track record as a business leader.

“It is an exciting time for our business. This year we are celebrating 45 years of successful operation and we have just concluded our latest financial year (30th September) making further positive progress with strong trading across all our operations.”

Commenting on his role, Taylor said:  “This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong, well-established business.  There is a clear commitment to set a progressive future strategy and plan for the group’s further profitable growth, together with its family-owners, the Board and senior management team.

“I look forward to getting to know all facets of the business and the people who have made it such a success.”

The Gallagher Group has expanded from its Kent base to create a presence across the South East of England around its four principle areas of operation: building, civil engineering, aggregates and property development.