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Dan Labbad returns to EMEA role after Simon Hipperson's exit

Lend Lease has had a managerial shake-up with chief operating officer Dan Labbad resuming control of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region after only a year out the role.

The chief operating officer will take over from Lend Lease chief executive of EMEA Simon Hipperson, who has left the company to pursue other business and personal interests.

Mr Hipperson, a former Skanska head of infrastructure investment, had only been appointed to the role in August 2012.

Prior to his appointment as chief operating officer, Mr Labbad had already held the role as chief executive of the EMEA region.

Mr Labbad will divide his time between London and Sydney, where the company is based.

Lend Lease Group chief operating officer and managing director Steve McCann said: “Asking Dan to resume oversight of the EMEA region as part of his chief operating officer responsibilities is a strong endorsement of Lend Lease’s commitment to the region.

“Dan has deep relationships with key clients in this region and is closely involved in the operational and strategic decisions we make as a group.”

He added that the company currently has promising projects in the UK and Italy, which will support its growth in the region and highlighted the future sale of its Bluewater project in Kent.

He said the money from the sale of the business will placed in sectors and markets which will increase growth outside of Australia.


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