Morrison Construction appoints new MD for Building Central business

David Ewing

MORRISON Construction has announced that David Ewing has been appointed as the new MD of its Building Central business from April 1.

He will succeed Eddie Robertson, who is set to retire from the business in June.

David has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and has been with Morrison as commercial director for Building Central since 2015.

The Building Central business has become a ‘cornerstone’ of Galliford Try’s building division, increasing and sustaining its revenue by over £100 million in the past 10 years.

Eddie has led the business during that period, having joined Morrison in 2012. The business unit has completed a number of award-winning projects during his tenure including Barony Campus, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, the SportScotland National Centre at Inverclyde, and The Halo in Kilmarnock.

Commenting on the appointment, Ian Jubb, MD of Galliford Try’s building division, said, “Galliford Try places great importance on growing and developing our talent and David’s appointment is a great example of succession planning in action. I am delighted we have been able to make this appointment from within and David’s existing knowledge and experience of the business will be of great benefit moving forward.

“Eddie has been a fantastic leader for Building Central, during a period of sustained success. We thank him for his efforts and look forward to building on that strong platform with David in the future.”

David added, “I am delighted to have been chosen to lead this fantastic team. We have a major role to play in delivering the group’s sustainable growth strategy through our commitment to innovation and collaborative relationships, and I look forward to working with all our stakeholders to make a lasting impact on Scotland’s built environment in the years to come.”