Laing O’Rourke welcomes Europe Hub MD and CEO-designate, Seamus French


Laing O’Rourke formally welcomed Seamus French as its Europe Hub MD and CEO-designate on Monday of this week. As he arrived at the company’s head office in Dartford, UK Ray O’Rourke, CEO of Laing O’Rourke, said: “I am delighted to welcome Seamus to the business and look forward to working with him over the coming months to ensure a smooth CEO transition. He is a world-class executive, and his strong plc background and experience of leading international operations will help us continue to improve our performance and deliver long term growth.”

Seamus French, Europe Hub MD and CEO-designate added: “It’s an honour to have been appointed by the Board to lead this business and I cannot wait to get started. As a non-executive director, I’ve been hugely impressed by the Laing O’Rourke team, its technical and engineering expertise, strong order book and vision to transform construction and build safely and sustainably. We have exciting ambitions and great opportunities ahead of us, as we continue to innovate and redefine how this vital industry delivers the buildings and infrastructure that people and communities need.”

You can read more about Seamus’ appointment and plans for Group succession here.