Kirby Group Engineering has announced that Fergus Frawley will be stepping down as Group Managing Director at the end of 2016. Fellow Director, Jimmy Kirby will take up this position from January 1st 2017.
Fergus Frawley has guided the Company through the most difficult global economic conditions in recent history and in doing so, has taken the business from a €50m national electrical contractor to an International multidisciplinary engineering and construction Company with a turnover of in excess of €160m. He is, however, slow to take credit for this and puts the Company’s success down to the ‘strength and quality of our people and our ability to support each other as part of a high performing team, combined with a culture steeped in a passion to succeed’.
Commenting on his decision, Fergus said that, ‘after nearly eleven years at the helm and given the strength of the Company, the time is right to pass the mantle to Jimmy. I am confident that Jimmy’s unquestionable passion and ability to lead the Company, together with the strong management team, will continue to deliver sustainable growth over the coming years ’.
Jimmy has been with the Company since 1991 and in that time, among other achievements, has successfully managed the Dublin and T&D business units, in addition to leading a number of key projects. In recent years, as a member of the Board of Directors, he has been responsible for strategy formulation and implementation.
Jimmy has commented saying, ‘I wish to thank Fergus for his very strong contribution to the Company’s success. I am delighted that Fergus is staying with the Company to Chair the Board and we will undoubtedly continue to benefit from his immense experience’.