Darren Parker Galliford Try

Galliford Try appoints North West managing director

Darren Parker has taken over the contractor’s building business in the North West after incumbent Jim Parker decided to retire.

Darren Parker has been with Galliford Try as a commercial director for three years, after joining from ISG, and has worked alongside Jim Parker during that time.

Jim Parker has opted to retire and will step away from his current role with immediate effect, but will remain with the business as a director until 2020 to support the contractor’s work with Manchester Airports Group.

He will then retire from the business in June 2020.

The company’s contracting arm is working on the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation project, and earlier this year secured a deal to build a £20m community cluster at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Ian Jubb, managing director for Galliford Try Building said: “We are delighted to appoint someone of Darren’s calibre to this key role in our senior leadership team. Darren has been the nominated successor for some time and has been working alongside Jim with this in mind, demonstrating the benefit of our succession planning and the depth of talent we possess within our business

“We thank Jim for his invaluable contribution to date and I look forward to working with Darren to continue the positive progress the business has made.”

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