Niall Higgins, COO, JJ Rhatigan & Company, and Francis Mulry, CCO, JJ Rhatigan & Company

JJ Rhatigan & Company has announced the appointment of Niall Higgins as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Francis Mulry as Chief Commercial Officer  (CCO) in the latest shake-up of its senior management team.

These new appointments follow on from the announcement of Ger Ronayne as Chief Executive Officer in recent months.

Niall Higgins, who has been working with JJ Rhatigan & Company for 18 years, is a chartered member of the MCIOB and has a breadth of industry experience across Ireland and the UK. He served as regional manager for JJ Rhatigan & Company UK for over four years before taking up the position of regional manager in Ireland, later progressing to regional director. This new COO role will see him take on responsibility for overseeing the operations and procedures of the company.

Commenting on his appointment, Niall Higgins said: “The construction industry is undergoing massive transformation right now, which presents a number of unprecedented challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities. I am personally and professionally delighted to take on these challenges and opportunities as COO. The prevailing legacy within JJ Rhatigan & Company ensures that the company is well-positioned not just to withstand this industry transformation, but to lead it.”

Francis Mulry has been working with JJ Rhatigan & Company since 1997. He started as a project quantity surveyor. He worked on a wide range of projects, including leisure, education, public access buildings and housing, rising through the ranks to become commercial director. Mulry has been instrumental in developing the business over the past two decades, helping it to become one of Ireland’s leading contractors.

Commenting in his appointment, Francis Mulry said: “Much has changed in construction over the past 24 years. However, the fundamentals of quality, managing efficiencies, and consistently meeting and exceeding client expectations remain at the core. This is not possible without a great team and excellent communication, which is a key differentiator here at JJ Rhatigan & Company. I welcome the opportunity to help guide the business in its next phase of development and success.”

These latest appointments align with other significant management progressions within the organisation and will position JJ Rhatigan & Company to avail of large-scale opportunities into the future. Continued investment in the progression of the team ensures the business can carry on the tradition of quality and innovation while delivering on environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments across projects and business activities.

Established in 1952, JJ Rhatigan remains a family-run operation, carrying on a strong tradition of building quality and innovation.

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