The island’s largest construction company has announced new Board appointments, with senior individuals moving into new positions.
Gavin Rihoy, Managing Director of JW Rihoy & Son Ltd for more than two decades, will become Chairman, with his role going forward focusing on pre-construction project procurement and tendering.
Current Chairman Jeremy Rihoy moves to Non-Executive Director to continue his advisory role.
Dan Taylor has been appointed Managing Director and will focus on driving the overall performance of the company and leading the firm’s strategic direction with the Board.
And joining the Board as Operations Director is Steve Brehaut.
Gavin Rihoy, whose grandfather started the business in 1924, said the changes come as the firm experiences “significant growth”.
“Managing that has not been without its challenges, but our team of directors and managers have responded well and helped build the structure and systems to deliver it sustainably, whilst maintaining a large workforce,” he added.
Pictured: The firm is currently modernising Guernsey’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital, as well as major private builds.
“After 20 years as Managing Director, and as we approach our centenary year in business, the time is right to consider management succession and strengthening our Board. I look forward to Dan’s contemporary approach and new ideas as he takes over the role of Managing Director,” Mr Rihoy said.
Mr Taylor joined the company in 2014 as Project Manager, having previously worked for a local property development and investment firm. He joined the Board as Projects Director in 2017.
“I’m looking forward to taking on this role with such a longstanding local company and continuing to develop our people and culture at all levels, as these drive everything we deliver, on every project,” he said.
Mr Brehaut should improve operational support across the firms' various teams including labour, HR, IT and logistics, according to Mr Rihoy.
He joined as Labour & HR Manager in 2022, having come from a 22-year career working closely with all aspects of the local property and construction industry.
“Our workforce is key to our success, and we continue to invest in our colleagues and infrastructure to maintain high standards of delivery on all of our projects,” he said.
Rihoy & Son’s seven-strong Board also includes Steve Moores as Surveying Director, Robin Le Page as Construction Director, and Dominic Bates as Finance Director.
Pictured (top): L-R: Jeremy Rihoy, Dan Taylor, Steve Brehaut, Gavin Rihoy.
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