John Sisk & Son today announced a number of senior management appointments which will strengthen the leadership team and bring a sharper focus to some of the sectors the company operates in.
Steven McGee is joining Sisk as Chief Operating Officer, Ireland, to lead the ongoing development of the construction business in Ireland. Steven will join the Board, reporting to the CEO and will have responsibility for the Ireland East and Ireland South, West and North construction business. He is joining the company on 13 June.
To ensure it continues to meet customers’ needs Sisk is creating a new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology and Donal McCarthy is being appointed to this position. He will have responsibility for these sectors across the business in Ireland, UK and Europe, reporting to the CEO, building on the strong client relationships and track record he has in these sectors. Donal and Steven will work closely together in 2022 to transition the business efficiently to this operating structure and will use this time to develop specific arrangements for supporting both Divisions.
In support of the new COO role, the company is appointing Owen Sisk as Managing Director, Data Centres, reporting to Donal McCarthy, to drive the business opportunity in Data Centres across all geographies. As a Regional Director Owen has been driving the expansion in Life Sciences & Technology business in Europe and building teams to deliver on the strategy.
Tom Wall is appointed Managing Director, Life Sciences & Technology, also reporting to Donal, to build on the client relationships and help develop the business and people in that sector across all geographies. He was appointed Director with responsibility for these sectors in July 2021 and will continue to expand our service offering in this sector in this role.
In addition, Cormac Fitzpatrick will be promoted to Regional Director in our Life Sciences & Technology Business in Europe, reporting to Tom Wall.
Commenting on the appointments Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer said: “These appointments will support our work in these sectors and bring focus to our Irish operations, setting us up for further success in the next phase of our development. They will help us continue to develop the strong opportunities in Ireland, in Data Centres, Life Sciences and Technology and help bring more structured operational control to our business and improve the quality of our earnings. I am delighted to welcome Steven into the business and look forward to working with him in our Irish construction business and I congratulate Donal, Owen, Tom and Cormac on their new roles. They will help us continue to develop the strong opportunities in Data Centres, Life Sciences and Technology across our business in Ireland, the UK and Europe.”
Commenting on his appointment to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology, Donal McCarthy said: “I am delighted to take on this exciting new role and to build on the success we have had over many years in the Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology sectors. I look forward to working closely with Owen, Tom and all our teams, to continue to deliver our growth strategy in these key sectors across all geographies. I would also like to welcome Steven to the Sisk team and to wish him every success in his new role.”
Commenting on his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Ireland, Steven McGee said: “I am really excited to be joining Sisk and look forward to getting to work. I have been working in the UK most recently as Managing Director of ISG Construction, however, I spent significant time working in the Irish market and am looking forward to returning to help lead the Irish construction business through the next phase of its development.”