Mace appoints its first ever chief technical officer
Mace has appointed Stephen Jeffery as its first ever chief technical officer.
Jeffery will oversee a single technical team that will work across Mace's development, consultancy, construction and operations divisions.
He will report directly to the firm's chief executive, Mark Reynolds.
Jeffery, who has worked for Mace for nearly 22 years and helped deliver projects such as the Shard and More London, currently leads Mace's mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) division and serves as the group's technical services director.
He will continue to hold both of those roles alongside his new responsibilities.
His team will bring together a wide range of technical expertise from across Mace, including specialists in engineering, design, BIM, digital and a number of other disciplines.
It will have responsibility for:
- BIM and digital
- Managing the design process
- Modern methods of construction
- Productivity measurement and improvement
- Improving Mace’s supply chain
- Quality and service excellence
Jeffery said: "I am delighted to take up the challenge of this new role. With construction changing rapidly and new technology and processes being created so quickly, driving and improving technical solutions will continue to be a vital part of Mace’s pursuit of a better way.
Mark Reynolds added: "I have known Stephen from the very start of his career with Mace in 1996. Over that time we have worked closely together to deliver some fantastic outcomes for our clients and continually pursued a better way of doing things.
"The fact we have chosen Stephen is an indication of the absolute trust and belief that the Mace Group Board and I have in his knowledge, expertise and commitment to the company and doing things differently. I congratulate him on his new role and look forward to working with him."