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Mark Flanagan Appointed Kirby Group Managing Director As Jimmy Kirby moves to Executive Chair

Mark Flanagan

Jimmy Kirby, incoming Executive Chair, and Mark Flanagan, incoming Group Managing Director, Kirby.

After eight years of continued growth, mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering and construction services for local and international clients, Kirby has announced two key management progressions, to take place in January 2020.

Kirby Executive Chair

Jimmy Kirby, who led the development of Kirby as Strategy Director from 2011 to 2015 and subsequently as Group Managing Director, is progressing to the role of Executive Chair. During this time, the business has grown from an annual turnover of €60m to €240m and now directly employs over 900 people.

Throughout this period of growth, the company continuously implemented safety performance improvements, strengthened its management team and the capabilities that enable the business to create and share value at this level of activity. The company also successfully achieved focused international growth through developing a differentiated value proposition and identification of target geographies and sectors undergoing investment.

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.

Kirby Group Managing Director

Mark Flanagan, Kirby Group Operations Director, who has successfully led the development of the company’s operations team over the last eight years of growth, will progress to the role of Group 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 will take on the responsibility for the overall performance of the company and lead the group through its next phase of capability development and growth.