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Mace's construction business announces change of leadership

Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, is pleased to announce the next phase of succession for its construction business as Mark Castle steps down from his role as Chief Operations Officer for Construction on the Group Executive Board. Andrew Jackson will be appointed as the new Chief Operations Officer for Construction.

Mark Castle joined the company in 2004 to set up Mace Plus, its early fixed price contracting business. He was appointed to the Mace Group Board in 2013 and has played a leadership role in Mace’s construction business throughout. Between 2017 to 2019 he also served as Chair of Build UK, the industry’s leading trade body. Mark will continue to support Mace going forward and will become a Non-Executive Director to the Group Executive Board.

Andrew Jackson will be appointed as Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Construction from April 2021, reporting to Gareth Lewis, Mace’s CEO for Construction. Andrew is currently Managing Director for Mace’s International Technology business, delivering major projects in Europe. Andrew joined Mace in 2015 as business unit director for the residential sector, bringing with him some 30 years’ experience from the construction industry.

As the Chief Operating Officer for Construction, Andrew will be responsible for continuing the transformation of how Mace delivers the built environment for clients; from driving the adoption of a ‘construction to production’ approach to improving quality and compliance and radically reducing the carbon used in the construction process as part of Mace’s commitment to being a net zero carbon business.

Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Group Chief Executive, said:

"I would like to thank Mark for the exceptional contribution to the Group over the last seventeen years. During this time our construction business has grown to a £1.7 billion business; delivering some of the most iconic projects in the world – and Mark has played a key role in making that happen.

“As we look towards our ambitious plans for the future – and our drive to become a more purpose-led business – our new COO for Construction, Andrew Jackson will support Gareth Lewis to take forward the construction business and continue to transform and improve delivery for our clients”.

Mark Castle, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Construction, said:

“Since joining Mace in 2004, it’s been a privilege to watch the construction business grow to one of the leading constructors in the UK – I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our talented teams to deliver many exciting projects; from the Tate Modern extension, New Tottenham Hotspur stadium to Chelsea Barracks and the Emirates Air Line cable car.

“I am immensely proud of our achievements and confident that the future holds fantastic opportunities for the business. I look forward to continuing to work closely and support the Board in my new role as a Non-Executive Director.”

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