Sir Robert McAlpine’s managing director of the London business, Paul Heather, has suddenly left the company.
Heather joined McAlpine from Skanska nearly five years ago, where he had been working as managing director of its succesful London and the South East team.
A source told the Enquirer: “We suddenly got an email saying he was leaving the business, nothing else.”
He will be replaced by Alison Cox, who is McApines’s executive director of engineering and technical services – the first woman to undertake the Director of Engineering and Technical Services role in the company’s 150-year history.
Before her appointment to the executive board in January, Cox was project director on McAlpine’s high profile Battersea Power Station Phase 3A project.
A McAlpine spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Alison Cox is assuming responsibility for our London region with immediate effect. We have no further comment to make at this time.”