Robertson Construction Group announces new executive managing director

L-R: Doug Keillor, executive MD at Robertson Construction Group and Elliot Robertson, Group chief executive

DOUG Keillor has been appointed executive managing director of Robertson Construction Group.

He joins the firm following 32 years in the construction industry spent with BAM, latterly as the executive director for BAM Construct and BAM Construction.

Robertson said that the appointment comes as it looks to transition from being a family business to becoming a ‘family of businesses’.

Speaking of his appointment, Doug said, “I have long admired Robertson Construction and the quality of projects that it has delivered. Joining the business as the new construction group board is being established presents the opportunity for me to work with the Robertson Group board to continue to drive the business forward as it further strengthens its offer of providing market leading sustainability and efficient construction solutions for our customers in the UK marketplace.

“I am very much looking forward to being part of a business where there is a great focus on being people centric and to working with our customers and supply chain.”

Robertson Construction reported a turnover of £462 million for 2021 and most of its order book secured for the current financial year. After successfully navigating through the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm said is now working with customers to provide solutions to address the challenges of decarbonisation, high inflation, and the potential of lower economic growth in the UK.

Elliot Robertson, chief executive officer, Robertson Group, added, “Doug joins us at an important time in our business as we make the transition from being a family business to being a family of businesses. The transition is necessary to enable to the group board to support our strategic vision of assuring a sustainable future through our plans for long-term growth which are underpinned by the competitive advantage we have due to the strength of our balance sheet.

“Doug has a wealth of experience and is a well-respected figure in the industry, he shares our desire to safely deliver quality projects for our customers. With customer centricity and people at the centre of his priorities, Doug will be a great asset to Team Robertson, and we are pleased to have him join our senior team.”