In its bid to drive innovation and productivity, UK-headquartered Mace Group has brought Stephen Jeffery onto its main board as company-wide chief technical officer.
Jeffery, who began work as an apprentice and joined Mace 23 years ago as MEP manager, said the appointment showed that "you can always diversify to suit your career aspirations".
Mace will also set up a Group Technical Services team as part of its 2022 Business Strategy to "drive innovation to improve service excellence".
The company said it plans to invest 3% of its annual turnover in innovation, and improve service excellence KPIs by 20% year-on-year.
A spokesman told GCR the investment in innovation would be across the business, including on initiatives like the "jump factories" at No. 8 East Village residential towers in London’s East End (pictured), which create an indoor construction environment at height.
Jeffery will work with Mace’s Head of Innovation, Matt Gough, CIO Michelle Barkess, and Group Director for Corporate Strategy, Mandy Willis.
Stephen Jeffery joins Mace’s main board as company-wide chief technical officer (Mace)
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Chief Executive said: "I am pleased to welcome Stephen to the Group Board. He has been a valuable part of the Mace team for over 20 years, but over the last 8 months he has proved the value and impact that the role of Chief Technical Officer can make.
"Stephen’s appointment to our Group Board will ensure that we can continue to pursue a better way of doing things, transform ourselves at pace and can continue to deliver on our clients’ ambitions for the future."
Jeffery said: "I feel immensely proud to have started in this industry as an apprentice, joining Mace 23 years ago as an MEP Manager and to have now reached this position.
"It shows that no matter what discipline you focus on during your career you can always diversify to suit your career aspirations and with the right support achieve your ambitions.
"I look forward to supporting our clients on their journeys and bringing the very best practice and insight to their projects."
Top image: "Jump factories" at No. 8 East Village residential towers in London’s East End create an indoor construction environment at height (Mace)