PM Group appoints Anthony O’Rourke as CEO Designate

International project delivery specialists PM Group has announced the appointment of Anthony O’Rourke as Chief Executive Officer Designate. Anthony will succeed current CEO Dave Murphy, when he retires from PM Group in December 2023.

Anthony is currently Operations Director for Ireland, UK, Europe and joined the Board of PM Group as an Executive Director in 2018.  He will commence his new role as PM Group CEO on 1 January 2024.

A Chemical Engineer by background, Anthony joined PM Group in 1994 and has held a number of senior management positions.  He is a business leader with an excellent track record in organisational change and building high performance teams.  Since taking over responsibility as Operations Director, he established new operations in Switzerland and Germany and integrated acquisitions in Belgium and the UK.  He is a champion of PM Group’s culture, values and employee ownership model.

PM Group Chairman, Brendan Jennings said, “Following a rigorous selection process conducted by the Independent Non-Executive Directors, we are delighted to appoint Anthony as our CEO Designate.  Anthony is a dynamic and accomplished business leader with an outstanding record.  He has strong strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness and extensive experience across our entire business.  The Board looks forward to working with Anthony to drive long-term growth and value for all stakeholders.  With Anthony’s leadership and expertise, we are confident that PM Group will continue to thrive as a dynamic and growing business.

“I would also like to thank Dave for his exemplary leadership of PM Group over the past 12 years. Dave is only the third CEO in PM Group’s 50-year history.  He has led the development of the organisation since 2011 from a turnover of €180m to over €600m and the company has more than doubled in size to over 3,500 people in that time.  The changes he has overseen ensure PM Group is well positioned for continued success.”

Dave Murphy, CEO of PM Group, said, “Having worked across so many areas of the business since I joined 34 years ago, and as CEO for the past 12 years, PM Group has been a huge part of my career.  I have been fortunate to work with so many great people and to have participated in what I believe is a unique company with a unique culture.  Our business continues to develop and expand in existing and new markets and I am confident that the next 50 years will be even better than the first 50.  I’m very pleased that Anthony has been selected to succeed me and look forward to working closely with him to ensure a successful transition to his leadership by the end of this year.  PM Group will be in very good hands.”

Responding to his nomination Anthony stated, “It is with great pleasure that I accept this appointment to lead PM Group.  We are in an exciting period of growth and development, and I am confident that we will continue to achieve new levels of success as we work together to execute our strategic vision.  I am proud to work with my fellow Board members and all of the PM Group team to continue to develop our business and reputation.  With our international footprint and capabilities, I am confident that we will continue to thrive in the years to come.”

PM Group is an international project delivery specialist with over 3,500 people.  The Company has a proven 50-year track record of serving the world’s leading multinational companies across Europe, USA, and Asia.  The Company specialises in providing design, construction and project management solutions for clients in the pharmaceutical, food, mission critical, med-tech, and advanced manufacturing technology sectors.  PM Group’s focus on sustainable practices and digital technologies ensures that it remains at the forefront of industry trends while delivering best-in-class project outcomes.

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