Sisk makes new senior appointment

Sisk has expanded its senior Irish and UK team with an appointment in the newly expanded role of Chief Operating Officer.

Steven McGee has been appointed as Sisk's new Chief Operating Officer | BTR News
Steven McGee has been appointed as Sisk's new Chief Operating Officer.

Construction and engineering company John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has appointed Steven McGee as its new COO for Ireland and the UK. Having joined Sisk to lead the Irish business last year, Steven will report to CEO Paul Brown and will continue to lead the company’s Irish operations alongside Sisk’s construction, civil engineering and rail business across the UK.

“I am delighted to be taking on this new combined role as Chief Operating Officer – Ireland and UK. I welcome the challenge of my new role leading both Divisions as I have significant experience in both the UK & Irish construction markets across multiple sectors and look forward to supporting our existing clients and developing relationships with new ones. I remain committed to our incredible Irish client base and will be splitting my time between Ireland and the UK.”

Steven McGee, Chief Operating Officer, Ireland and UK, Sisk

Donal McCarthy will remain as COO in Ireland, UK and Europe for Data Centres, Life Sciences and Technology.

Steven’s appointment follows the departure of Ajaz Shafi as COO to pursue an opportunity in the Middle East.

“Firstly, I would like to congratulate Steven on his new role as COO, Ireland and UK. Since Steven has come into the business last year, he has been a valuable asset and contributed to a significant change management programme within the Irish business and the successful delivery of some tough legacy projects. Rest assured with Steven now active across both Ireland and the UK this will have a positive impact for our Irish and UK customers. I wish Steven every success in his new role. I would [also] like to acknowledge the outstanding service that Ajaz has given the business over the past ten years. Ajaz has driven significant growth in the UK for Sisk, with some standout projects including the Royal Academy of Arts, Wembley Park and The Mercian, Birmingham’s tallest residential tower. We wish Ajaz and his family well in their new adventure.”

Paul Brown, CEO, Sisk

Sisk has a network of regional offices in St Albans, Solihull, Warrington, Leeds and Bristol, and has an extensive presence in the Build to Rent sector. The company delivers a full life-cycle approach to construction – from planning and offsite construction through to delivery and fit-out with technology as a key enabler, and then managing and maintaining buildings efficiently throughout their lifespan.

Earlier in the year, Sisk won a prestigious award at the PRCA and PRII Awards 2023 for its sustainable building strategy. The company also released its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2022.