New Chief Executive starts at Galliford Try

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New Chief Executive starts at Galliford Try

Peter Truscott has joined Galliford Try, a British construction company headquartered in London, as its new Chief Executive succeed Greg Fitzgerald.

Peter joins the business from Taylor Wimpey plc, where he was Divisional Chairman, South and a member of the Group Management team. Peter joined George Wimpey in 1984 and worked at CALA Homes from 1993 to 1996, before re-joining Wimpey where he held a succession of senior management positions.

Commenting on Peter's arrival, Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Chairman, said:

"It's great that Peter has joined to lead our business going forward. He brings with him great knowledge and experience of our industry which will provide a firm platform to build on our achievements to date and continue the delivery of our strategy for disciplined growth."

Peter commented:

"I am genuinely excited at the prospect of leading such a great organisation and it is fantastic to be able to work alongside a team of so many talented individuals."

"Galliford Try is in a very strong place right now. We hgaave a solid order book and pipeline and we have just reported record results for the year. I have watched the business go from strength to strength over recent years and it is highly regarded by all of our stakeholders."

Greg will become Non-executive Chairman from 1 January 2016 until the Annual General Meeting in November 2017 when the company's Deputy Chairman, Peter Ventress, will become Chairman.

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