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Commute prompts Amec boss to leave


ANOTHER top boss at Amec is stepping down.

Nigel Higgins, finance director of the firm's UK construction, oil and gas arm, will leave at the end of the month.He has been in the post for two years and is understood to be quitting for personal reasons.

Mr Higgins lives in the north-east and has grown increasingly fed up with the commute to Amec Group's offices next to St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London.

He has been with Amec for just over five years and was previously finance director at the firm's construction services business, which last month saw boss Steve Bowcott quit for the chief executive's job at Geoffrey Osborne.

An Amec spokesman said Mr Higgins' departure had 'no connection to anything else' and added: 'It is an entirely personal decision.'

It is believed he will pursue a career outside the construction industry.

AGL boss Mike Straughen has already moved to replace Mr Higgins with Graeme Charnock, previously with Amec's central finance team.