Sir Robert McAlpine names WYG's Paul Hamer as its new chief executive

Paul Hamer will join Sir Robert McAlpine as the contractors new chief executive at the end of next month.

Hamer, who has been the chief executive of consulting engineer WYG since 2009, becomes McAlpine's second non-family chief and replaces Tony Aikenhead who stepped down last year.

He will take up the role on July 31 and he is "delighted" to be joining the firm as it approaches its 150th anniversary.

"I am looking forward to working with the McAlpine Family, the Board and my new colleagues to create and drive future success for Sir Robert McAlpine," he said.

"We will be building on the key strength of engineering excellence whilst leveraging the tradition and heritage of this great company. We aim to enhance our focus on our clients and their needs whilst ensuring that we deliver excellence in all of our operations.”

Gavin McAlpine, non-executive chairman of Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, is also delighted with Paul's recruitment.

"He has an outstanding reputation within the industry and a proven track record for delivery, both as a client and as a contractor," he said.

"At WYG plc Paul refocused the business around driving value for its clients. At Sir Robert McAlpine, we are focussed on our clients’ needs and delivering exceptional value. I am certain that Paul will challenge us all to excel in supporting these objectives. We are looking forward to working in partnership with Paul for the next phase of Sir Robert McAlpine’s evolution.”

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