Sisk announces new COO for Ireland and other senior appointments

Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son has announced a series of senior management appointments which it says strengthens its leadership team and bring a sharper focus to some of the sectors the company operates in.

Steven McGee is joining Sisk as Chief Operating Officer, Ireland, to lead the ongoing development of the construction business in Ireland. He will join the Board, reporting to the CEO and will have responsibility for the Ireland East and Ireland South, West and North construction business. He is joining the company on 13th June. 

Sisk adds that, to ensure it continues to meet customers’ needs, it is creating a new role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology, with Donal McCarthy being appointed to this position. He will have responsibility for these sectors across the business in Ireland, UK and Europe, reporting to the CEO, building on the strong client relationships and track record he has in these sectors. The company adds that new appointments will work closely together in 2022 to transition the business efficiently to this operating structure and will use this time to develop specific arrangements for supporting both Divisions.

In support of the new COO role, the company is appointing Owen Sisk as Managing Director, Data Centres, reporting to Donal McCarthy, to drive the business opportunity in Data Centres across all geographies. As a Regional Director, he has been driving the expansion in Life Sciences & Technology business in Europe and building teams to deliver on the strategy.

Tom Wall is appointed Managing Director, Life Sciences & Technology, also reporting to Donal, to build on the client relationships and help develop the business and people in that sector across all geographies. He was appointed Director with responsibility for these sectors in July 2021 and will continue to expand our service offering in this sector in this role. 

In addition, Cormac Fitzpatrick will be promoted to Regional Director in our Life Sciences & Technology Business in Europe, reporting to Tom Wall. 

Commenting on the appointments Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer said, “These appointments will support our work in these sectors and bring focus to our Irish operations, setting us up for further success in the next phase of our development. They will help us continue to develop the strong opportunities in Ireland, in Data Centres, Life Sciences and Technology and help bring more structured operational control to our business and improve the quality of our earnings. I am delighted to welcome Steven into the business and look forward to working with him in our Irish construction business and I congratulate Donal, Owen, Tom and Cormac on their new roles. They will help us continue to develop the strong opportunities in Data Centres, Life Sciences and Technology across our business in Ireland, the UK and Europe.”

Commenting on his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Ireland, Steven McGee (pictured) added, “I am really excited to be joining Sisk and look forward to getting to work. I have been working in the UK most recently as Managing Director of ISG Construction, however I spent significant time working in the Irish market and am looking forward to returning to help lead the Irish construction business through the next phase of its development.”

(Picture – Sisk)


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