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Van Elle appoints new chief executive

Nottinghamshire-based piling and ground engineering specialists Van Elle has appointed a new chief executive.

Incumbent Jon Fenton, who announced he was stepping down in November because of a serious illness in the family, is to be replaced by Mark Cutler.

Cutler joins from Balfour Beatty, where he was the managing director of the construction and engineering divisions and was recently managing director of the Balfour Beatty and VINCI HS2 joint venture.

He has also worked at Tarmac and Carillion from 1990-2006 and was chief executive of Barhale Construction between 2010-2014.

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Fenton left Van Elle on May 18 and will be replaced by Steve Prendergast on an interim basis until Cutler starts out in his new role.

Chair Adrian Barden said: “We wish Jon and his family well for the future, and thank him for his contribution to the company over the past eight years, including the successful IPO in 2016.

“We are delighted that Mark is joining Van Elle. He is highly regarded across the industry and will be bringing with him a wealth of valuable experience across all our major sectors, especially in rail and housing where we have many opportunities to build on our already strong market positions.

“Ensuring a smooth leadership transition process has been a key focus of the board and we are pleased that Steve will be able to step in to support the management team over the next few months.”

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