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Colas boss swaps UK for US

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The boss of the UK arm of Colas is stepping down at the beginning of September to take a new executive role in the Colas in the US.

Colas chief executive Lee Rushbrooke will step down on 3 September after seven years to join the US arm in a new executive position.

Executive director Carl Fergusson will take over from Rushbrooke on 2 July.

Fergusson has been with Colas for 30 years and recently been responsible for an 18 month strategic review of the business which aims to reposition it in the marketplace.

Rushbrooke said: “I have had 32 enjoyable years with my career at Colas with my various roles from trainee through to CEO. The Company has seen significant change over the years and is now ready to implement and deliver against our new strategy.

“We have the full support from our shareholder for our ambitious growth aspirations as we position ourselves to capitalise on the significant infrastructure investment promised over the next five years.

“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved and thank my colleagues, customers and friends in the industry for their support over the years.”

Fergusson said: “I am pleased to be leading the ongoing transformation of Colas and look forward to implementing our growth plans which will draw upon the strength of the International Colas Group and bring greater value to our customers through improved productivity, efficiency and our reputation for innovation”.

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