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New appointments

Gearing up for 2010

Murray & Roberts has announced executive leadership changes to strengthen the Groupís capacity at a time of immense opportunity

Sean Flanagan   Group executive director Sean Flanagan assumes corporate responsibility for the delivery of the designated major construction projects, particularly those associated with the 2010 Soccer World Cup. This includes the infrastructure delivery and systems integration of the Gautrain project. Sean maintains his responsibility for corporate oversight of SADC mining contracting and RUC Australia.
Keith Smith   Group executive director Keith Smith has been appointed chairman of all SADC building and construction companies. He will relinquish his current responsibility for construction materials over the next six months.
Edwin Hewitt   Edwin Hewitt, a director of Murray & Roberts Limited, assumes full executive responsibility for engineering companies, Murray & Roberts MEI, Murray & Roberts Marine, Hall Longmore, Genrec and The UCW Partnership. These companies have many common disciplines where the Group is developing experience and capacity to engage the oil & gas and industrial engineering market in the future. Edwin remains MD of the Foundries Group pending its disposal.
Malose Chaba   Malose Chaba, a director of Murray & Roberts Limited and managing director of services contractor, Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions, continues to lead the Groupís engagement of the largely private sector industrial and minerals beneficiation markets. Capacity is being expanded in this company to incorporate the growing opportunities in power generation.
Jaco van den Berg   Jaco van den Berg (36) rejoined Murray & Roberts as general manager of Genrec Engineering on 1 May 2006. Jaco started his career as a junior engineer in Genrec in 1994 and worked in the Middle East from 1996. He was appointed operations director of Murray & Roberts MEI in 2000 and went on a career sabbatical in 2005. Jaco becomes a member of the young leadership team being developed by Edwin Hewitt to lead the Groupís engineering fabrication and specialist contracting businesses.
Gordon Taylor   Gordon Taylor (39) has been appointed managing director of Murray & Roberts Construction. Gordonís engineering and commercial development was initially with Eskom and as a construction and IT analyst with Merrill Lynch. He joined Murray & Roberts as commercial director of Murray & Roberts Engineering Solutions in 2002 and was appointed chief executive of the Groupís steel fabrication operations in 2004.
Charles Henwood   Charles Henwood (43) has been appointed financial director of Murray & Roberts Consruction. Charles joined Murray & Roberts as financial director of industrial building company RIBCO in 1991 and has worked as financial director of Murray & Roberts Buildings and Murray & Roberts Construction. He was involved with the Groupís early concession projects after which he was appointed managing director of Murray & Roberts Concessions. More recently, Charles was group financial manager in the corporate office.
David Monro   David Monro (56) has been appointed civils operations director of Murray & Roberts Construction. Davidís early career development was in the public sector. He has pursued a diverse career, alternating between corporate responsibility and entrepreneurial enterprise. He has delivered consistent project and general management success during his time with Murray & Roberts and will bring experience, wisdom, strength and sound management to Murray & Roberts Construction.
Dave Ashkar   Dave Ashkar (54) has been appointed Buildings North operations director of Murray & Roberts Construction. Dave joined Murray & Roberts in 1980 as a site engineer and gained his early career experience on civil engineering projects. Since 1990, he has worked as a contracts and operations director on commercial and retail building projects.
Andrew Fanton   Andrew Fanton (49) was appointed Buildings South general manager in November 2005. Andrew has extensive project management experience in the civils and building markets in the Middle East. Before joining Murray & Roberts, he was project manager for the Dubai International Airport terminal 3 project for John Laing plc.