New leadership team at McLaren Construction


McLaren Construction has promoted group managing director Paul Heather to construction group chief executive – and united all divisional leaders on the contractor’s board under chairman Kevin Taylor.  

(L-R) Paul Heather, Gary Cramp and Mark Stephen Hunt.

The move brings Midlands and North managing director, Gary Cramp, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) MD, Mark Stephen Hunt, onto the group board alongside London and South managing director, Darren Gill, and Major Projects MD, John Butten. 

McLaren co-founder, Phil Pringle, will take on the new role of vice chairman. 

After 17 years with McLaren, Cramp has led his division to an annual turnover of more than £270 million.  

He also aligned his division to provide construction services to the group’s development companies, McLaren Living and McLaren Property. 

Hunt has developed a profitable and sustainable business in the UAE over 10 years, enabling McLaren to deliver projects within the data centre, leisure, education and hospitality sectors, and build relationships with UAE-based developers in the UK.  

“The combined experience of the board ensures the business continues to deliver experience-based construction solutions across target UK and international markets,” said Taylor. 

“The scale of McLaren requires a strong board bringing together all the key divisions and functions of the business. With longevity on the board provided by Phil, who continues to support the business as vice chairman, we are looking for valuable input to decisions from our latest promotions, Gary and Mark, who have shaped the culture and growth of McLaren, helping make us an integrated and international company, active in key development sectors. 

“In just 18 months, Paul Heather has worked with a strong established team to refine our processes, win high-calibre projects and attract new talent, achieving a step change in the performance of the company.” 

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