Lovell has made two key senior appointments in support of its business growth plans in London and the South East.
Nick Gregory has become special projects director and will head up Lovell’s involvement in major joint venture initiatives by its parent company, leading construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc, in the London region. These include the Slough Urban Renewal (‘SUR’) partnership, a public private partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited which is delivering a large-scale regeneration programme. Lovell is currently on two sites building more than 170 homes in Slough through the SUR scheme.
Nick joins us from top-ten ranked AJ100 architectural practice Purcell where he was strategic development director. During an industry career of more than 30 years, he has also held director-level roles with property and infrastructure specialist Capita, delivering high-profile schemes for clients including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the University of Manchester. Nick’s new role with us brings him back to the company where he originally began his career as a management trainee.
Michael Maxwell has been appointed as operations director, responsible for the operational delivery of Lovell projects within London and the South East. Michael joins from Woolf Ltd where he was a director and led on strategy and operational delivery.
In his 25-year career in the sector, Michael has worked on landmark schemes – including the Wembley national football stadium and has gained extensive experience in the successful management and delivery of major construction projects. He initially began his career as a graduate engineer with construction company Birse (now part of Balfour Beatty) before moving into project management.
Regional managing director Michael O’Farrell says: “We’re delighted to welcome two new senior appointments of such a high calibre to our regional leadership team. Nick and Michael possess outstanding industry track records and experience of successfully securing major business opportunities and delivering flagship construction projects and developments. They are extremely strong additions to our experienced senior management team and ensure we continue to have the leading strategic, technical and commercial expertise to fully capitalise on significant opportunities for the business across London and the South East.”
Lovell has also announced promotions for two current members of the London senior management team: business development manager Andy Collyer becomes regional partnerships director while sales manager Simone Dhanjal is promoted to regional sales director.