FM Conway names new chair from within the family

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FM Conway has named a caller radical chairperson.

Joanne Conway has taken implicit the household firm, following the decease of her father and erstwhile chairman, Michael Conway, who died from unwellness successful March.

Her assignment makes the Kent-based steadfast a third-generation business. It was founded by her gramps 60 years ago.

For the past 11 years, Joanne has been the committee director. She has held different managerial positions astatine the firm, including managing manager for the manufacturing of aggregates & asphalt.

She volition proceed to enactment alongside main enforcement Adam Green, the erstwhile managing manager of Carillion. Green was appointed successful September 2020, erstwhile Michael Conway stepped distant from his relation arsenic main enforcement and became chairman.

Joanne, successful announcing her caller role, said it was “an honour” and “a privilege” to travel successful her father’s footsteps.

She added: “I person had the pleasance of watching FM Conway turn and make implicit the past 40 years, and during my 21 years of moving wrong the concern – successful peculiar [over] the past 11 years arsenic committee manager – I person had first-hand acquisition of our strength, agility and quality to present infrastructure improvements collaboratively with our clients.”

Joanne volition beryllium 1 of 2 women connected the elder enactment squad astatine FM Conway. The different is Rhiannon Morgan, who is commercialized manager of the aggregates & asphalt division.

FM Conway saw pre-tax profits leap by much than 50 per cent for the twelvemonth ending connected 31 March 2021. The leap from £12.7m to £19.4m was helped by the information that it gave up a colony with respect to a land-lease right. The steadfast turned implicit £338.2m for the aforesaid period.