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Craig Tatton quits Willmott Dixon for Thomas Vale

Craig Tatton has been made managing director of Thomas Vale, just months after he had joined Willmott Dixon.

Bouygues announced the appointment of Mr Tatton, who left ISG in May 2013 and joined Willmott Dixon in November as managing director for housing.

In his role as MD, Mr Tatton will take full responsibility for the day-to-day operation and future direction of Thomas Vale. He will report to Bouygues UK chairman Madani Sow and will be a member of the Bouygues UK leadership team with immediate effect.

He succeeds Gary Mail, who had only become managing director of Thomas Vale in August 2013, as part of a management shake-up.

Bouygyes said Mr Mail had advised them he would be leaving “to pursue some new challenges”.

Thomas Vale had made Mr Mail deputy MD as part of a previous management shake-up in May 2013, revealed by Construction News.

Thomas Vale chairman Tony Hyde will focus on client relationships and business development across both the private and public sectors to support the business.

Mr Sow said: “I am extremely pleased to welcome Craig to both the Thomas Vale and Bouygues UK team. His leadership qualities, extensive industry knowledge and proven business plan delivery will continue to enhance the performance of Thomas Vale and help us to maintain our market-leading position.”

Mr Tatton said: “Thomas Vale is a company which has been known to me for many years due to its award-winning projects and strong business ethos. I am very proud to have the opportunity now to build upon the solid foundations of Tony’s leadership and I look forward to working together with our Bouygues UK colleagues to achieve our goals.

“My primary focus over the coming months is to enhance our service offering to our clients; focusing on the leadership, skills and experience of the Thomas Vale teams to drive business growth and re-position Thomas Vale at the forefront of industry leaders.”

A Willmott Dixon spokesman said the firm wished Mr Tatton all the best for the future.

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