The Colt Group announces new appointment

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Oliver as Chief Executive Officer of the Colt Group as of 18 April 2016. He will succeed Antoine Ligtvoet, who leaves the company after 23 years, eight of which have been at the helm.

Mark Oliver started his career in engineering roles in the mining and construction sectors. He later joined McKinsey & Company, where he led teams of consultants operating in a variety of industries, including the construction and energy sectors.  Mark has also held directorships at Williams plc, BSS Group Plc, BuildOnline, and Laing O’Rourke Plc.

Mark joined H+H UK Ltd, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aircrete building products, as Managing Director in 2008, just as the industry entered the worst recession in its history. He turned the company around from a loss making business into a lean and highly profitable operation.

“I am honoured and excited to lead Colt in its next phase of growth, and build on the strong legacy that Antoine Ligtvoet has created,” said Mark Oliver.  “Under his leadership Colt has maintained a strong performance throughout the downturn in the construction industry. Colt has emerged as a healthy, forward looking business.”

“We welcome Mark to the Colt Group to lead the business into a new phase of growth and development”, said Lindsay Poston (Chairman of the Board of Directors).

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