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Shepherd appoints new chief executive

Shepherd Construction has appointed Richard Vining as its new chief executive as part of a major senior management reshuffle.  

Mr Vining was previously managing director of the South division and has replaced Allan McDougall as chief executive. Mr McDougall has moved to a new role at the group’s head office.

Other moves include Phil Greer, former managing director of the East division, who will become executive director of operations, with responsibility for the divisional managing directors, safety, health and environment and business improvement. Together with Vining, he joins Gary Edwards (business director), Sean Smylie (commercial director) and Mike Porter (finance director) as the executive board team.

These roles are supported by a new senior management team structure, with Ian Cheung becoming managing director for the South, and Colin Sargeant replacing Phil Greer as East Division managing director. Peter Millett remains as West Division managing director. Darren Shattock joins the business to lead the safety, health and environment team.

Mr Vining said: “This latest move continues our long-term strategy to further develop the company and its position as a leading player in the industry. This new structure will give us further cohesion and consistency nationally, whilst we continue to deliver a first class service and expertise at a local level.

Mr McDougall has taken on a new role with Shepherd Group and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for steering the company through a difficult time and wish him every success with his new post.”

Shepherd has recently announced £200 million worth of major new contracts, including the redevelopment of Liverpool Central Library, a major laboratory development for the Institute of Animal Health and two new student accommodation projects in Manchester.