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Paul Sheffield leaves Laing O'Rourke

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Laing O’Rourke has revealed that Paul Sheffield is stepping down from his role as managing director of the firm’s Engineering Enterprise division.

Sheffield joined the business in 2014 and indicated he had not expected to be in the post for very long, having previously just left his role as chief executive at Kier.

“In the period with Laing O’Rourke, Paul has concentrated on our strategy and value proposition and at the same time, he focused his leadership team on the legacy projects, which have now been completed in the UK, and also on building a quality pipeline for the future,” said Laing O’Rourke in a statement.

The company said the time was now right for Sheffield to step down, adding that a succession plan was in place.

It said that new business plans to 2020 alongside a vision to 2025 would be published in May this year.

“Paul and I feel that now is an appropriate time for him to step off and make way for others currently in the business with longer horizons,” said Laing O’Rourke chairman Ray O’Rourke.

Sheffield said: “Laing O’Rourke’s client base, technical capability and opportunity to excel across a broad range of major projects, puts the business in a lead position within our industry.

“Delivering for clients is at the core of the Laing O’Rourke business ethos. I know the leadership teams in place across the business will continue to ensure that clients’ commitments are delivered with certainty.”

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