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Offsite specialist strengthens board

6 May 16 Former Skanska director Colin Courtney has joined the board of offsite modular construction company The McAvoy Group as a non-executive director.

Colin Courtney
Colin Courtney

Colin Courtney spent most of his career with Skanska until 2012, latterly as business development & strategy director. He then joined J Murphy & Sons for a couple of years in a similar role.

The McAvoy Group is looking to him to help with its own strategic development programme.

McAvoy Group executive chairperson Orla Corr said the appointment was reflective of the company’s desire to attract the industry’s top talent.

“We are delighted to welcome someone of Colin’s undoubted calibre to McAvoy as we seek to continue to roll out our ambitious strategic plan,” she said. “We have seen a number of important successes in recent years including achieving placements on several major UK frameworks and delivering some great work across the UK and Ireland. We are also proud to be the first offsite modular company to be represented on the recently established Offsite Management School and to have been the first offsite construction company in the UK to achieve Building Information Management (BIM) Level 2 certification.  These are important milestones for McAvoy as we seek to consolidate our position in the marketplace and pursue excellence across all aspects of our business.”

In 2013 Colin Courtney assisted with the development of the joint government/industry strategy for construction, Construction 2025. He is also a past member of the government's Green Construction Board and chaired its promotion working group.

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