Whale out in management shake-up

The boss of M&E contractor Emcor has left the business as part of an overhaul of the senior management team. The move follows the £6.1m loss posted by the company this summer.

Tony Whale has been replaced by finance director Keith Chanter, who will do both jobs after Whale leaves at the end of the month.

Greig Brown, managing director of Emcor Facilities Services, has also left to take up a new job as chief executive of facilities management specialist Europa.

Brown has been replaced by Nick Morris, who will take on the role in addition to his current job as group development director. Brown’s departure is not understood to be linked to the disappointing results in the year to December 2007, caused by a £12.3m loss in Emcor’s rail division. The company decided not to bid for further work in the sector as a result.

Whale had been with Emcor since 2003 when he joined from engineering consultant Parkman Group, where he had been chief executive since 1995.