Movers and shakers this week


Powerminster, a member of the Gleeson Group, has appointed Martyn Horton managing director.


Cambridgeshire-based Twigden Homes has appointed David Seth (right) commerical and technical director.

Sandy Ives has joined Westbury Homes as sales director for the company’s southern region, to be based in the regional office in Hook, Hampshire.


Gazeley is preparing for changes in its ranks, promoting Pat McGillycuddy (left) to chief operating officer, working in support of chief executive officer John Duggan, who will be made chairman in March 2006.


Multidisplinary consultant Building Design Partnership has elected Peter Drummond its next chief executive.


Gavin Dunn has been appointed professional and technical executive at the Association of Building Engineers. He has spent the past five years in academic research.

Dr Seán O’Reilly has been made the first director of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, the professional body for conservation specialists.

Architectural charity The Prince’s Foundation has appointed Hank Dittmar chief executive. He has more than 20 years’ leadership experience in Urban Design and development, and is a specialist in public transport-led development.


Commtech has named Chris Davey the head of it’s commissioning division, with responsibility for sales, customer liaison and resource allocation.

Door manufacturer Therma-Tru has chosen Steve Brown (left) to be its new managing director to head its European operations.