Вторник, 7th Октябрь 2014
A notable retirement and new appointments to our Board of Directors
After 30 years with the Company and 20 years as a Director, Graham Corless has advised the Board of his intention to retire on the 31st March 2015.
Graham has been a loyal servant of the Company and it will be difficult to say good-bye, particularly as some of us have worked alongside him and enjoyed his companionship for all of those 30 years. We will make sure Graham is sent off in a fitting way at a retirement function to be organised in the New Year. Invitations will follow in due course.
Graham will retain the title and the responsibilities of Surveying Director until he retires on the 31st March 2015, at which point the Board are delighted to announce that Chris Butler has agreed to become our new Surveying Director. Chris’s appointment will be effective from 1st April 2015.
The Board are equally delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Beach to the role of Commercial Director, taking Graham’s previous Financial Director role. The appointment is immediate and Graham will commence a controlled transfer of his commercial responsibilities to Duncan over the coming weeks.
Duncan joined the Group in 2003 and has been with Walter Lilly since 2004 as a senior member of our commercial management team. He has played a major part in the successful delivery of many of our most prestigious private residential projects in that time.
Chris joined Walter Lilly in 1998 whilst undertaking his degree course at Loughborough University. He joined our surveying team in 2002 and was promoted to Managing Surveyor in 2012. His promotion to the Board reflects the significant contribution he has made to the business in that time. This promotion in particular, will hopefully serve as a great inspiration to our younger staff and sponsored students, who aspire to one day join our senior management team.
We are sure you will join us in wishing Duncan and Chris every success in their new roles.
It is always pleasing when succession comes from within. It is an active demonstration of the strength in depth of the company concerned.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact me.