The Gallagher Group has appointed Persimmon regional chairman and former Rider Levett Bucknall chief executive Lance Taylor as its new CEO.
Mr Taylor replaces Nick Yandle in the role, which he will begin this week.
Former CEO at RLB from 2007 to 2014, Mr Taylor has been with Persimmon most recently as regional chairman overseeing operations across London and southern England, Wales, the St Modwen / Persimmon JV and its civil engineering and groundworks business.
Mr Taylor has also held a variety of roles at industry heavyweights including Tarmac, Birse and Sisk, as well as a stint as head of project management at GVA.
Mr Yandle, who announced he would step down in August, will remain with the group to facilitate a two-month handover until the end of the year.
Mr Taylor said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a strong, well-established business.
“There is a clear commitment to set a progressive future strategy and plan for the group’s further profitable growth, together with its family owners, the board and senior management team.”