Galliford Try appoints new chief executive

26 March 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

Graham Prothero

Galliford Try has appointed Graham Prothero as its new chief executive with immediate effect, following the departure of Peter Truscott.

Truscott is leaving to take up a role as chief executive of housebuilder Crest Nicholson.

Prothero joined Galliford Try as group finance director in 2013, having previously worked as finance director at Development Securities and as a partner at Ernst & Young.

Taking over his role as group finance director is Andrew Duxbury, who joined Galliford Try in March 2012 as group financial controller and has since served as finance director of Linden Homes.

Prothero said: “I am tremendously proud and honoured to have been given the chance to lead our great business, and I thank the board for giving me this opportunity. The outlook for Galliford Try is exciting as we continue our strategy towards 2021 and I am looking forward to working with Andrew, the other executive directors and the board, and continuing to make good progress across all three of our businesses.”

He added: “For me, people are the key to our success and I have a personal commitment to ensuring Galliford Try is an employer to be proud of, and a great place to develop a career.”

Peter Ventress, chairman of Galliford Try plc, said: “As a board, we are pleased that our strategic succession planning has enabled us to make a smooth transition both for the role of CEO and that of finance director. We take succession planning very seriously and are delighted that our efforts in this area have paid off so well.”

He added: “On behalf of the board, I thank Peter for his contribution to the group and wish him well for the future. I congratulate Graham and Andrew on their new roles and look forward to working with them and the team to deliver our ambitions.”

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