Overseas boss resigns in Cyril Sweett shake-up

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Cyril Sweett’s director of international operations has left the company after a boardroom shake-up to focus the business along stronger regional reporting lines.

Eamon Kerr took over responsibility for building the group’s international operations in 2007, and joining the board just over 18 months ago.

Chairman Michael Henderson, said: “Eamonn has played an influential and critical role in establishing our international presence in a very short space of time and on behalf of the board, I thank Eamonn for his services to the Company, and wish him all the best in the future.”

Cyril Sweett’s management and reporting structure will now be  be split into three regional centres: Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East, Africa & India.

Former China regional boss Kim Berry becomes managing director for the Asia Pacific region.

Derek Pitcher, previously managing director with responsibility for Europe will also now be responsible for the MEAI region.

Henderson said: “Kim’s appointment demonstrates the group’s growing international focus as we continue to evolve into a globally diverse business.

“In addition to a proven track record in successfully managing an international, growing business, Kim brings over 30 years of experience from the Asian construction markets to the Board.

“With around 30% of the group’s revenue currently coming from the Asia Pacific region, it is clear the region will continue to be a key driver for the group and alongside the restructuring of the management structure will ensure that Cyril Sweett is fully aligned to take advantage of opportunities across the world.”

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