His successor will be Daniel Cooper, who is currently northern regional general manager for Hanson Australia. Mr Cooper joined Pioneer Concrete in Australia in 1993. Hanson acquired Pioneer in 2000.
Patrick O’Shea joined Hanson in 1990 and held a variety of senior financial and operational roles before becoming chief executive of Hanson Pacific in 2001. In 2003 he added responsibility for continental Europe to this role, becoming chief executive of Hanson Continental Europe and Asia. He was appointed managing director of Hanson Aggregates UK in June 2004.
When Hanson PLC was acquired by HeidelbergCement Group in 2007, Patrick was appointed CEO of the combined UK business, which brought together Hanson’s aggregates and building products operations with HeidelbergCement’s Castle Cement business to form Hanson UK.