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Ex-Severfield boss joins McLaren board

McLaren Construction has appointed former Severfield chief executive Ian Lawson as non-executive director to consult on business expansion.

Mr Lawson’s role will involve identifying business opportunities and developing customer relationships to further expand the company.

Having previously served as executive director at Kier for almost eight years, Mr Lawson was appointed chief executive at steel specialist Severfield in November 2013.

He stepped down from Severfield in January this year following a leave of absence due to ill health the previous March.

Speaking to Construction News, Mr Lawson said McLaren has seen “impressive expansion since it began”.

He said: “I’m looking forward to being part of the next chapter of its growth, as the company develops in its current markets and new.”

Mr Lawson is also non-executive chairman at Billington Holdings and EE Smith Contracts, and is non-executive director at Tolent.

McLaren chairman Kevin Taylor said: “Ian’s appointment complements the skills and experience we already have on the board.”

He said Mr Lawson’s appointment will bring “new insights and perspectives” to the business, which recorded turnover of £600m for the year to 31 June 2017, up £120m from its previous accounts.

Mr Lawson’s appointment comes after the company was last month chosen by developer First Base to construct the £120m redevelopment of Amex House in Brighton, which is set to begin in May 2019.

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