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Illness forces changes at top of Laing O’Rourke

9 Dec 15 Laing O’Rourke group chief executive Anna Stewart has stepped down due to ill health.

Anna Stewart
Anna Stewart

Executive chairman and major shareholder Ray O’Rourke has taken over her responsibilities, assuming full day-to-day control of the business.

Ray O’Rourke commented: “Anna’s medical treatment makes it impossible to continue with the full range of her extensive work duties and travel commitments.  I can confirm that Anna will be continuing with the Laing O’Rourke Group and going forward will support me with a number of important strategic activities, which will be managed around her treatment regime. We, as a board, extend our very best wishes to Anna for a full and speedy recovery.”

Anna Stewart worked for Laing Construction at the time of its acquisition by R O’Rourke & Son in 2001. She was appointed group commercial director in 2004, group director of finance and commerce in 2010 Anna and group chief executive in April 2013.

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