Morgan Sindall has appointed a new managing director for its construction business in Scotland.
Stuart Parker, who has been the business development director for Morgan Sindall’s construction business in Scotland since 2015, will take over from current MD Harry Thorburn, who will be retiring at the end of the year.
Prior to joining the senior management team in Scotland, Parker spent a successful six-year tenure at BakerHicks; the design and engineering arm of Morgan Sindall Group. During his time there he had operational responsibility for Scotland, in addition to being national business development director.
A civil and structural engineer by background, Parker has worked effectively with Thorburn to grow the business in Scotland. During their tenure, Morgan Sindall has built the landmark £107 million Marischal Square mixed-use development in Aberdeen, which is due to handover this summer.
Last year the Scottish business unit also secured appointment to three high profile main contractor frameworks: Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh and hub South West Scotland. The frameworks will be used to procure civic facilities, including schools, leisure developments and a range of other community buildings.
The company, which has offices in Eurocentral and in Inverness, has an extensive track record of delivering projects across a range of sectors including health, education, blue light and commercial. It is currently on-site with the £15m Balloch Campus, in West Dunbartonshire, which will allow three primary schools in the area to co-locate.
Thorburn, who has headed up the Scottish construction business successfully for nine years, will continue to support Parker, his team and the business as a whole through to the end of the year.
Pat Boyle, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s construction business, said: “On behalf of the construction business, and Morgan Sindall Group, I would like to thank Harry for his hard work and commitment and wish him a very happy and healthy forthcoming retirement.
“I would also like to congratulate Stuart on his new role. I am incredibly pleased that we have been able to recognise the talent and ambition we have in our business by appointing an internal successor to this key position. It’s a vote of confidence for not only our people, but also the way we go about rewarding and retaining our best and brightest.”
Parker added: “I’m delighted to take on the role of managing director, and look forward to continuing to develop the business in Scotland, building on Harry’s notable success over the past decade.”