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27 November 2013

Stephen Trusler joins Laing O Rourke as Accommodation Sector Leader

Laing O’Rourke is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Trusler as Laing O’Rourke’s new accommodation sector leader for the Europe Hub, reporting to Roger Robinson. He takes up his post in the New Year and will be responsible for developing and building the Group’s sector strategy in the private residential homes, affordable housing and social housing markets.

With extensive expertise and a proven track record across new build housing supply and refurbishment of existing housing stock, Stephen will work with the Explore Investments, construction and Explore Manufacturing leadership teams to establish and coordinate our business development plans covering appropriate funding regimes, legal structures, construction delivery and post contract services.

Commenting on the announcement, Anna Stewart, Chief Executive said: “Steve has worked in the affordable housing sector for 30 years, and joins us from Wates where he was National Strategy Director for housing. He was instrumental in creating Wates Living Space, leading its business strategy and successful business growth. He is a passionate supporter for continuous improvement and innovation, and is recognised as a strong industry influencer having participated in governmental debates on key issues and policies affecting the national housing market.

“Steve is a strong addition to our sector leadership and brings a commercially creative approach to new initiatives and problem solving. He is a well respected figure in the industry with a wide ranging network of contacts throughout the housing sector in the UK. His appointment will accelerate our exciting plans to grow Laing O’Rourke’s presence in the UK housing market based on our Unique Business Offering.”

Mr Trusler is a distinguished member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, a member of the BiTC Enterprise leadership team and is a board member and Chair of Aster Homes, the housing association.

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