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Grenfell cladding firm snaps up Kier director

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Kier regional operations director Mark Norris is leaving the firm to join Rydon Construction.

Rydon led a refurbishment of Grenfell Tower which involved the installation of flammable cladding before it caught fire in June 2017, killing 71 people.

Norris will take up his position of  as construction director at Rydon in February and will be responsible for leading the delivery of all the firm’s projects across London and the South East.

While he was regional operations director at Kier, Norris was accountable for supporting all aspects of project delivery across six offices in two regions with a combined turnover amount to more than £300M. A key part of his role at Kier was to drive improvements in quality and safety.

Prior to joining Kier, Norris spent more than 20 years at construction firm Wates. During his spell at Wates, Norris held the position of operations director for the southern home counties region, where he led a team of project directors and construction managers.

Speaking of his appointment to Rydon, Norris said: “I’m excited to be working for Rydon, a company that shares my passion for industry excellence as well as delivering positive social and economic impact. It is a business with a strong financial track record and a fantastic team to drive the business forward.”

Managing director of Rydon Construction Mark Mitchener added: “Mark has the right combination of wide-ranging experience and a dedication to quality.

“This will ensure Rydon’s long pipeline of work in education, housing and healthcare continues to be delivered to a very high standard for our clients.”

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