Interviews

  • Gary Sullivan 3
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    Interview: Gary Sullivan

    2014-08-21T16:00:00Z

    Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

  • Peter Amato
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    Interview: Peter Amato

    2014-07-17T06:00:00Z

    As the man in charge of overseeing Chinese developer Dalian Wanda’s £3bn UK development plans, Peter Amato is already becoming the man contractors and consultants most want to know. But you’ll have to learn to keep up …

  • Tony Burton Wall
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    Inteview: Tony Burton

    2014-06-12T06:00:00Z

    The Construction Industry Council’s new chairman wants the body to make a strong case on behalf of the industry’s professionals. He talks about skills shortages, improving the image of construction and stepping into the limelight

  • Colette O'Shea
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    Interview: Colette O'Shea

    2014-05-09T06:00:00Z

    Land Securities’ Colette O’Shea is about to take over the presidency of the British Council for Offices. And she has a thing or two to say about how parts of the development industry have lost sight of the most important people - the occupiers of the buildings themselves

  • Cala chief executive Alan Brown
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    Interview: Alan Brown

    2014-04-25T06:00:00Z

    With two investors behind it and the recent purchase of upmarket housebuilder Banner, Cala Group has come a long way from its precarious refinancing in 2009. Alan Brown talks about delivering volume at the top end of the market, and plans to treble turnover to £800m a year

  • Peter Rees interview March 2014
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    Interview: Peter Rees

    2014-03-20T06:00:00Z

    Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about transforming the City, his legacy and why his critics are wrong about him

  • Neil Martin, Lend Lease
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    Interview: Neil Martin

    2014-03-14T06:00:00Z

    It’s been all change in Lend Lease’s European business, with recent years marked by management instability and falling profits. Can the managing director of its construction arm Neil Martin succeed where others have failed and turn the business around?

  • John White
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    Interview: John White

    2014-03-06T07:08:00Z

    After 30 years heading Persimmon, John White was never likely to spend his retirement at home in his slippers. But few expected him to take the helm at troubled retirement housebuilder McCarthy Stone

  • John McManus
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    Interview: John McManus

    2014-02-19T07:00:00Z

    Architect BDP has had a miserable few years, with offices closing and a good many staff redundancies. But as John McManus, the new chief executive, takes over the reins, things are finally looking up - just don’t expect any sudden changes

  • Deal maker
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    Interview: Ian Sutcliffe

    2014-02-13T08:30:00Z

    Countryside is set on a rapid path to growth, announcing its merger with Millgate Developments last week. Joey Gardiner talks to the boss, Ian Sutcliffe, about aligning his agressive expansion plans with the Cherry family tradition of quality housing