Jimmy Kirby Becomes Kirby Executive Chairman as Mark Flanagan Appointed Managing Director

Kirby Appointments
Jimmy Kirby, Executive Chairman, Kirby and Mark Flanagan, Operations Director, Kirby.

After eight years of continued growth, providing mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering and construction services for local and international clients, Kirby has announced two key management progressions.

Jimmy Kirby, who led the development of Kirby as strategy director from 2011 to 2015, and subsequently as managing director, has moved to the role of executive chairperson. During this time, the business has grown from an annual turnover of €60m to €240m and now directly employs over 900 people.

Jimmy Kirby will continue to lead areas of the business for key clients and as executive chair, will guide the formulation and development of strategy and organisational capability.

Mark Flanagan, who as group operations director successfully led the development of the company’s operations team over the last eight years of growth, will progress to the role of managing director.

Mark Flanagan has innovatively led the development of the ‘Kirby Way’, lean processes and the creation of the ‘Kirby Academy’. He is passionate about continuously delivering value to clients and developing strong partnership-based relationships. He takes on the responsibility for the overall performance of the company and will lead the group through its next phase of capability development and growth.

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