Mace international COO Marcus Burley steps down
Marcus Burley (www.macegroup.com)
Mace’s international chief operating office Marcus Burley is stepping down from the company after 20 years with the contractor.
Burley joined the firm in 1998 and has served as COO for international since 2010. He led Mace’s overseas expansion and international assignments, including Jumeirah Beach Residence, the Mall of Emirates and the early phase of Dubai Expo 2020.
Over the last year, his international responsibilities have been shared with Mace chief operating officer for consultancy Jason Millett, who will now take over leading operations in sub-saharan Africa, Asia and Middle East and North Africa.
In other changes at the top at Mace, Mandy Willis will join the Mace board on 1 January as group director of corporate strategy.
Willis was previously an external adviser to the firm and since joining full-time three years ago has assisted its group finance strategy. She will advise on joint ventures and acquisitions, funding, financing, tax and corporate structuring.
Speaking about his departure, Burley, said: “Mace has provided me with a challenging career in an ever-changing landscape of geographies and high-calibre colleagues and clients.
“During my time with the company, I have witnessed and been part of growing the number of people we employ tenfold and creating a business with over 30% of it outside the UK –something we have every right to be proud of.”
Mark Reynolds, Mace chief executive, said: “I would like to thank Marcus Burley for his nearly 20 years of service to Mace, and the last seven years contributing to our group board. He has led the company’s overseas expansion and I am in no doubt that without him we wouldn’t be in the strong position that we find ourselves today.”
On Mandy Willis’s appointment he said: “The group board and I welcome her to our group board. Mandy’s appointment ensures we are well placed to take full advantage of future opportunities and are better able to deliver our 2022 strategy.”