Consultant Gifford has that Steve Canadine is to succeed Mark Stevenson as chief executive on 1 October.
Canadine joined Gifford in 1996 and is currently main board director responsible for leading the property market sector. He has particular experience in masterplanning, multi-disciplinary projects and the regeneration of historic and/or brownfield sites. He has led sections of the building structures, development and environment teams and has worked on a wide range of projects.
He has a BA (MA) in Architecture and Engineering from Cambridge University, a BSc in Architecture from Bath University and is a chartered structural engineer. He gained an MBA from London Business School in 2003.
He succeeds Mark Stevenson who was appointed on a three year contract in 2006, which was subsequently extended. Having achieved significant growth for the business in his first three years, he has subsequently been responsible for guiding Gifford through the challenges presented by the recession. He has decided that the time is now right to step aside from his CEO responsibilities to enable his successor to prepare the business for an early recovery from the economic downturn.
They will continue to work together during this handover after which Stevenosn will be heading up Gifford’s London office, taking a key role in driving the business forward into new markets.
Gifford chairman Gordon Clark said: “Mark will be a hard act to follow, but I have every confidence that Steve Canadine is a worthy successor. He has the drive, enthusiasm and experience of the business to take us forward strongly through the challenges that lie ahead. We are now a lean business with strong ambitions and a wealth of experience. Steve’s energised leadership will enable us to build our future growth in existing and new markets.”