BABTIE CHAIRMAN Henry Perfect stood down this week after more than 30 years with the firm.
His departure follows an 18 month restructuring exercise.
Announcing profits for 2001 - up 68% at £5.3M on a turnover of £148M - Babtie unveiled Chris Masters as part-time non executive chairman. Masters recently retired as chairman of temporary power supplier Aggreko.
'Having completed our restructuring, we felt that we no longer had need of a full-time chairman, ' said Babtie chief executive Bill Mitchell.
Under the review, Babtie has restructured into five operating divisions: professional services, infrastructure consultancy, facilities, industry and environment.
Each has its own operating board and managing director.