Osborne Announces Chief Executive Succession Plan
Osborne, the family owned construction, property services and development company, today announces that David Fison will step down as Chief Executive and from the Board of Geoffrey Osborne Ltd at the close of the Group’s financial year (end of March 2015). David will retire and hand over the role of Chief Executive to Andy Steele, an Executive Director of Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and currently Managing Director of the Construction division.
Andrew Osborne, Chairman of Osborne said: “It has been a very great pleasure to have worked with David – his integrity, openness and passion for the business has been an inspiration. On behalf of the Board and the Osborne team I would like to thank him for his leadership, he is leaving a much stronger and more vibrant business for us to take forward.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Steele who will take over from David when he retires. Andy started his career with Osborne and having worked in a number of senior leadership positions, both within our industry and in other sectors, rejoined the company in 2013. Andy’s focus on putting the customer at the heart of our business is at the core of our strategy for the next phase of Osborne’s development.”
David Fison said: “It has been an absolute privilege to have been Chief Executive of Osborne. Getting through the recession was tough. The great thing though is that the Company has come through it with a refreshed and stronger commitment to customer service that is delivered by all of our people. I am delighted to be handing over to Andy and I wish him, and everyone within Osborne continued success.”
Andy Steele said: “Osborne is a great business and well positioned for the future, it’s a real honour to be appointed as Chief Executive and to take over from David who has led the company so well over the last six years.”
As part of the succession plan, John Craig, will become Managing Director of Osborne’s Construction division when Andy Steele takes on his role as Chief Executive. John Craig is currently Director of Education for Osborne Construction.