Willmott Dixon appoints new executive chairman and CEO

A shift in main board changes at contractor and developer Willmott Dixon has seen Rick Willmott taking on the role of executive chairman and Graham Dundas as the new CEO.

This follows the retirement of Colin Enticknap as the company’s executive chairman at the end of 2023.

The company’s main board will also include two new additions, with Roger Forsdyke, COO at Willmott Dixon Interiors, and Chris Tredget, COO at Fortem — the company’s repairs and maintenance company — also joining from the start of January.

Graham’s promotion to chief executive provides ongoing continuity as he has over 25 years’ service with Willmott Dixon, which he joined as a management trainee in 1998.

Rick commented: “Firstly, I want to take this opportunity to thank Colin for his enormous contribution over almost four decades with our company.

“Colin’s leadership, dedication and acumen has been more than instrumental in shaping the company we are today, and I am immensely grateful for his support as a main board colleague of thirty years.

“Looking to the future, I’m delighted that Graham’s progression through our company has now seen him promoted to chief executive and I look forward to working with him in our new roles.

“With the addition of Chris and Roger to the main board, it strengthens our senior leadership team across the full range of our services in the built environment, and further supports our ability to help customers achieve their long-term growth priorities.”

“As we start 2024, our new-look main board reflects our ambition for continued growth while maintaining important continuity, stability, and cultural consistency.

“It also reflects our ethos of promoting from within where possible.”

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