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Bouygues UK appoints new construction MD

Bouygues UK has promoted Gerald Farque to managing director of construction.

Mr Farque’s role will cover all construction output for the firm’s UK business. He has also joined the company’s board. 

The new Bouygues UK director has more than a decade of experience working within the firm, having joined from Norpac in April 2007 as project director.

Prior to his promotion, Mr Farque held the position of operations director, overseeing the major projects division for the UK business since July 2015.

Before that, Mr Farque was technical director responsible at UK level for preconstruction, BIM and health and safety between 2012 and 2015.  

A Bouygues UK spokesperson said: “Gerald’s promotion follows more than 11 years with Bouygues in the UK and many more with the wider group, and recognises his strong technical expertise and success in leading several of our most complex projects.”

Mr Farque’s appointment comes weeks after Bouygues’ regional MD Darren Gill stepped down after 22 years with the firm.

Mr Gill, who was a member of Bouygues UK’s board and senior executive team, was responsible for preconstruction within the London and South-east business.

In October, Bouygues UK posted its first profit for three years in its full-year accounts for 2017.

The French group’s UK subsidiary reported pre-tax profit of £8.7m for the year to 31 December 2017, having suffered losses of £78.5m and £19.4m in 2016 and 2015 respectively.

Bouygues UK’s chief executive and chief financial officer left the business in August, with Rob Bradley promoted to the CEO role.

He replaced Lionel Christolomme, who left the group after 28 years having taken over the UK business in February 2016.

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