Sir Robert McAlpine announces Chief Executive transition

By Lina Kurdi | Published: 19-Feb-2024

UK-based construction company Sir Robert McAlpine has announced the appointment of Neil Martin as its new Chief Executive

Sir Robert McAlpine, a UK-based construction company, has appointed Neil Martin as its new Chief Executive.

Neil Martin will replace the current Chief Executive, Paul Hamer, on Monday 19 February.  

A spokesperson for Sir Robert McAlpine told Building Better Healthcare that Paul Hamer’s seemingly sudden departure was “a mutually agreed and planned transition for all parties.”

The former Lendlease Chief Executive joins Sir Robert McAlpine at an ideal time when the business is on track to deliver strong half-year results. 

Martin will be building on Sir Robert McAlpine’s recent performance, further driving projects in its main sectors, including healthcare, commercial office, industrial, infrastructure, major and special projects.

A mutually agreed and planned transition for all parties

Neil Martin said: “Sir Robert McAlpine is one of the most respected businesses in the sector.

 “Its reputation for building excellence and enviable 155-year history sets it apart from others. 

“It is an absolute honour to become Chief Executive of a company that has worked on some of the country’s most iconic landmarks.

 "I am excited to join the team and look forward to what the business can and will achieve over the coming years,” Martin concluded.

I am delighted to welcome Neil Martin to Sir Robert McAlpine

Ed McAlpine, Chair at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “On behalf of the McAlpine Family, I am delighted to welcome Neil Martin to Sir Robert McAlpine in the role of Chief Executive as we move into our 155th year in business and drive forward our “Evolving SRM” strategy.

 “Neil brings the essential skills and experience required to lead our business, with a clear focus on project selection and excellence in delivery.

 “As well as welcoming Neil, we wholeheartedly thank outgoing Chief Executive, Paul Hamer, for his leadership and work over the last seven years to well position the business for the future.”

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