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Hughes to leave Grontmij

Grontmij group director (water and energy) Lawrence Hughes will leave his position at the end of the year, the firm revealed this week.

The news follows an annoucement in September that Grontmij had appointed John Chubb from one time Mouchel suitor VT Group as its new managing director for the UK and Ireland. Hughes had until that point been UK and Ireland MD and was set to retain his role as chairman of the UK and Ireland board.

In January Hughes had been seen as one of the big winners in a round of reorganisation by the 8000-strong Dutch-owned company, in which it shifted focus from six geographical regions to three business lines.

Hughes at that point became head of the water and energy stream and a group director, joining a slimmed-down five-strong main board headed by chief executive officer Sylvo Thijsen and chief financial officer Mel Zuydam, formerly of the Highways Agency.

In a short statement regarding his departure, the firm said Hughes was leaving to “pursue other interests and opportunities”, adding that the decision had been made “by mutual consent”.

“I would like to thank Lawrence for his contribution in the development of Grontmij in the past years,” said Thijsen.

Until a successor has been appointed, his tasks will be taken care of by Grontmij’s Group Executive Committee.

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