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Senior promotion at ISG

10 Jun 16 ISG’s new chief executive, Paul Cossell, has made his first senior appointment, promoting Damian Farr to the newly created role of managing director for the company’s Engineering Services business in mainland Europe.

Damian Farr
Damian Farr

Damian Farr heads up a specialist team that has already delivered more than £1bn-worth of data centre projects across continental Europe over the past five years. Prior to his new appointment, he led the delivery of one of ISG’s largest data centre projects in the Nordics, which at its peak has more than 1,200 operatives on site simultaneously.

ISG was taken over by a US-owned investment fund in February 2016 and de-listed from the London Stock Exchange. Chief executive David Lawther left soon after and was succeeded in April by Paul Cossell, who had previously been managing director of ISG’s Fit Out and Engineering Services businesses.

Danny Blakeston remains managing director for UK Engineering Services and Matt Blowers remains managing director for UK Fit Out. Having a managing director for European Engineering Services (excluding UK) is a new position.

Mr Cossell said: “Our expertise successfully delivering technically advanced and complex built environments gives ISG a highly compelling international offer, and Damian’s appointment emphasises our focus and ambitions in the European arena. With the global data centre market predicted to grow at over 19% per year to 2020, this is a core market for our business and one where we are already acknowledged as a world-leading specialist.”

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