ISG names Zoe Price as new UK construction boss
ISG has appointed Zoe Price as the chief operating officer (COO) for its UK construction business.
Price has worked for ISG for more than eight years, most recently as group director for public sector frameworks.
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ISG credited her with more than tripling revenue from its public sector framework business in three years, setting an ambitious strategy for future growth.
Her appointment follows a reshuffle at ISG that saw former Interserve director Gordon Kew leave the business after less than a year. Meanwhile, three regional directors also left ISG. They included the managing director of the North and Scotland arm, Andy McLinden, and Paul Munro, who led the business in the North West.
Zoe Price said: “It is genuinely inspirational to see the passion, commitment and pride that our people have delivering projects that are transformational for communities, businesses and individuals. Leading a business that is rich with diverse and creative talent, and the expertise to consistently deliver better for our clients, is incredibly exciting.
“Our intensive and targeted focus on the UK’s best performing capital works frameworks has paid significant dividends in both the blend and pipeline of work that we now have within our construction business. Most importantly, we have taken the very best elements from these frameworks – the innovation, collaborative working practices and iterative efficiency focus, and have directly applied this to our wider business to benefit both our public and private clients.
“There is a growing consensus that we need to radically change the traditional hierarchies, structures and approaches that exist within our industry, stifling our ability to be more collaborative, productive and less wasteful. We need to change the conversation, eliminate short term thinking and procure for the entire lifespan of our built assets. It’s a hugely important challenge and one that I’m looking forward to tackling as I take up my new role at ISG.”
Paul Cossell, CEO of ISG, added: “I’ve watched Zoe build her career with us over many years, and she has made an immense contribution to our business as a force for dynamic change and creativity. Zoe has established an enviable network of contacts both within, and outside of our industry, challenging convention and always striving for better outcomes.
“With an outstanding talent for bringing together disparate teams and disciplines to collaborate on key challenges, Zoe has shown time and again her ability to deliver elegant solutions that delight our customers. I’m thrilled that Zoe has agreed to take the helm of our construction business and wish her every success in this vital role.”