Reeves leaves McGee…

McGee’s non-executive chairman resigns citing “substantial difference of opinion”.

UK trade magazine Construciton News is reporting that Ian Reeves has stepped down as McGee chairman after seven years with the company for reasons including a “substantial difference of opinion” regarding the group’s strategy.

Reeves resigned as McGee non executive chairman and from the board of Dealpride Limited, the ultimate holding parent company of McGee.

He told Construction News that “over a period of time, a substantial difference of opinion had developed regarding the strategy [of the group] and management of its implementation”.

Brian McGee, managing director of McGee, issued a statement in response: “The business has benefited greatly from Ian’s advice and guidance over the course of his time as chairman of McGee. Ian’s tenure coincided with one of the most prolonged downturns the industry has experienced. His steady hand combined with strong views and a robust personality were a source of great strength for the group over that time. As we look forward to brighter times it is inevitable there will be contrasting opinions as to how best to take the business forward. Ian is resolute in his views which he expresses forcefully but those views are not shared by the board as a whole. The group thanks Ian for his tenure as chairman and wishes him success with the many business interests in which he is involved. McGee meanwhile looks forward with confidence to the future.”

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