Mark Reynolds is to take over as chief executive of Mace from 1 January, the firm has confirmed today.
Chairman and current chief executive Stephen Pycroft will remain as executive chairman.
Reynolds has been deputy chief executive for three years. Pycroft described him as “a close friend and colleague”, an “outstanding leader” and a “passionate business man”.
“Mace is very fortunate to have someone of his calibre leading the company,” he said.
The calendar year 2012 will be record year for the firm as it hits £1bnin turnover for first time having delivered the London 2012 Olympics as part of delivery partner CLM, The Shard and the Emirates Air Line.
“This year we have continued to prove that Mace is the consultancy and construction company of choice across the industry,” said Reynolds. “As a partner in CLM, we have helped deliver the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on time and well within budget. We have completed The Shard, western Europe’s tallest building, with a multitude of ‘firsts’ for the construction industry and an award-winning safety record. We have also in just over 12 months, designed, built and now operate the Emirates Air Line, to give London the UK’s first urban cable car.”
Pycroft also announced two appointments to the Group Board. In January 2013 Mark Castle will take on the role of deputy chief operating officer for construction and Jason Millett will take the role of chief operating officer for major programmes and infrastructure within the firm’s consultancy business.