Mabey appoints two new CEOs as it targets growth

Mabey appoints two new divisional CEOs to boost growth in the UK, US and Australian markets

Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has appointed new CEOs for two of its growing divisions.

Gordon MacDonald has been appointed CEO of Mabey’s UK Hire business which designs and installs temporary works and infrastructure monitoring services for leading contractors. Gordon’s career spans both the construction and retail sectors. He was managing director of Elliot Hire, and two Wolsley Group subsidiaries – Build Centre and Encon. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of furniture manufacturer and retailer MFI, and HR director of the Safeway supermarket chain.

Mabey Group Chief Executive Juliette Stacey said: “Mabey is putting high quality customer service at the heart of our company and Gordon’s extensive retail experience is exactly what we need to drive consistency and growth across the UK Hire business. He will bring in a lot of what is common practice in the retail sector to the construction industry, helping us to focus on delivering excellent service to our customers. This, combined with our leading infrastructure monitoring services, means Mabey is well-placed to deliver future success for our customers and our business.”

Mabey UK Hire Chief Executive Gordon MacDonald said: “Mabey has been listening to its customers and we’re improving our business based on their needs. We’re already making changes, having introduced national key accounts for some customers with a dedicated service and a single point of contact. Mabey’s instrumentation services are market-leading and becoming increasingly important as a preventative measure for infrastructure and critical for environmental monitoring with urban developments. I am tremendously excited to take up this position.”

In Australia, Brendon Flaxman has been appointed CEO of Mabey Pty, which is headquartered in Brisbane and serves the Australian and New Zealand construction markets with groundworks support and bridging. Brendon has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction services and property sectors. He joined Mabey in 2012 through the acquisition of Aplant serving as National Operations Director responsible for revenue growth, operational efficiency and safety. Previously Brendon was a franchise managing director at Century 21 Real Estate, Australia’s leading real estate business serving residential and commercial customers.

Mabey Pty Chief Executive Brendon Flaxman said: “By focusing on our customers, Mabey Pty is well positioned to expand its business here in Australia and New Zealand by expanding our range of products, including bridging, and engineered services.”

Juliette Stacey added: “The markets for modular bridging and construction services are expanding across the UK, US and Australasia and we wanted to strengthen our leadership team to manage that growth. In Gordon and Brendon, we have experienced leaders who bring great knowledge of how to address customers’ increasingly complex engineering challenges.”


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