Michael brings with him over 26 years’ experience in the industry and re-joins Gleeds after a 16 year absence, during which he rose to the position of regional director at Faithful + Gould in charge of its project and cost management business in China.

Managing a team of 55, he oversaw the delivery of complex projects across a range of sectors and for clients as diverse as IKEA, Far East, Dow, Borg Warner and Motorola, amongst others.

In his new role Michael will utilise his local knowledge to identify and maximise opportunities for Gleeds in Shanghai and beyond. He will be responsible for delivering best practice project management services across China, leading business development and strengthening the company’s project management offering across the board. Michael will play a fundamental role in Gleeds China cementing its position as market leader by both reputation and capability.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael said: “I am delighted to be back with Gleeds, having first joined the company as a project manager in 2000. Both the business and China’s construction industry have undergone huge changes in the 16 years since I left and I am excited to be able to play an integral part in shaping Gleeds’ future as it continues to expand”. 

Ray Chisnall, regional director for Gleeds’ Asia Pacific division, added: “With an increasingly buoyant local market and a rise in demand for our services, Michael’s extensive experience and proven track record make him the ideal addition to our Shanghai team. His skillset will perfectly complement our existing capabilities and I have no doubt he will make an invaluable contribution to the business, opening up new opportunities both here and throughout Gleeds’ four other offices in the country”.

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