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Henry Boot announces changes to its Senior Management Team and Executive Committee

Henry Boot announces that Simon Carr of Henry Boot Construction will be retiring from his role as Managing Director (MD) on the 30 June 2021 following a long and successful career with the Group.

In his current role, Simon delivered over a billion pounds of construction activity and increased statutory profit tenfold. Henry Boot thank him for his hard work and significant contribution to the Group and wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.

After undertaking a thorough recruitment process, including internal and external candidates, the Group is delighted to announce that Tony Shaw - current Director of Henry Boot Construction will be promoted to the position of Managing Director and become a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Simon Carr, Henry Boot Construction
Tony Shaw, Henry Boot Construction

Tony joined HBC as an apprentice in 1985, before working his way up to his current position as Director. As part of the succession planning, Tony has had increasing day to day responsibility for the senior leadership team at HBC and has led the recent refresh of HBC’s strategy. Tony will continue to lead on the evolution and development of a more focused, progressive strategy for HBC.

Simon is working to ensure there is a smooth transitional period before Tony takes up his role on 1 July 2021.

In my relatively short time at Henry Boot, it has been a real pleasure working with Simon. His contribution, over a long period of time, has been very significant and I now look forward to working with Tony as he begins his new role as Managing Director.

Tim Roberts, CEO, Henry Boot PLC

It has been an honour to lead Henry Boot Construction as Managing Director, a culmination of a career spanning 33 years with the Company, where I have overseen both considerable growth and industry leading profit margins.

I also wish to place on record my thanks to all at Henry Boot for their immense talent, hard work, support and friendship, and am confident that, under the stewardship of Tony Shaw, the business will continue to go from strength to strength.

Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction