Lenehan, 51, was previously responsible for Bovis Lend Lease’s construction business in the north of England and nationally for property related services in the Defence sector with annual revenues in excess of £500m. Before that, from 2002 to 2007 he was managing director of Carillion’s building division and latterly its integrated property solutions business.
Styles & Wood chairman Jim Martin said: "I would like to welcome Tony to the board as CEO. Tony has significant experience in the construction sector and is very well placed to take the business forward through the next phase of its development.”
Ivan McKeever said: "Following eight enjoyable years and having delivered a turnaround at Styles & Wood, I have decided to step down as CEO at the end of the year to pursue personal business interests. I leave the group in good shape to prosper from this point and wish my successor and indeed all the team at Styles & Wood well."
Tony Lenehan said: "I look forward to joining Styles & Wood. The company has a strong brand, a proud heritage, and is well positioned in its markets. I am privileged to lead the business through the next phase of its development as CEO."