Andrew Osborne becomes company Chairman

Following the retirement of Simon Murray, Andrew Osborne has stepped into the role of Chairman of Osborne with effect from August 1.

Retiring Chairman Simon Murray was personally appointed by company founder Geoffrey Osborne and throughout his nine years in the role oversaw an exciting period in the company’s history. Under Simon Murray’s Chairmanship, the company secured and delivered a number of flagship projects including the design and build of the London School of Economics’ (LSE) New Academic Building in 2007, the four-year £52 million design and build of West Thames’ College’s Isleworth campus and the construction of the National Armed Forces Memorial.

Andrew Osborne joined the company in 1998 and held the roles of Group Finance Director and Chief Executive during his 14 years with the business. He previously worked with Kvaerner Metals Clecim SA inFrance. He was a non-executive Director of Charter International from 2005 to 2012. He is a Trustee of WellChild, a charity providing care and support for children dealing with serious illness.

Andrew Osborne said: “Simon has been a great friend and mentor to many of us in the business, and he has been a particular help to me in preparing for the Chairmanship of Osborne. I am sure that everyone at the company will join me in wishing him the very best for the future and thanking him for his efforts and achievements in his time as Chairman.”

Simon Murray said: “It is difficult to leave the business in the middle of a recession. But I have completed the task that Geoffrey Osborne gave me and I am confident that we now have the Board and the management team to lead the business forward to even greater success.”