Bovis Lend Lease’s delivery director for the 2012 athletes’ village has become the latest high-profile figure to leave the company
It is understood that Peter Jacobs, who was appointed to the £2bn village in 2007, finalised his departure this month. He had been at the company for 23 years. The reasons for his departure were unclear as Building went to press on Wednesday.
Jacobs, who is president-elect of the CIOB, was an operations director for Bovis and had previously headed the company’s strategic clients group.
He was a senior figure in Bovis’ village team, reporting to Mark Dickinson, Lend Lease’s overall project director.
Jacobs’ is the latest in a string of departures since that of bovis chief executive nick pollard
Jacobs’ departure follows the news earlier this year that chief executive Nick Pollard was to leave Bovis after less than two years at the helm. A string of management changes and departures then ensued.
These included the exit of Tony Lenehan, who was running the firm’s northern UK operation, and a move by Peter Varga, the former UK head of operations, back to Lend Lease in
Pollard will not be replaced directly as chief executive, but the company is recruiting for a managing director to sit below Dan Labbad, who now has overall responsibility for Bovis in his capacity as head of the Europe, Middle East and African business of Lend Lease.
Julian Daniel, former head of UK south, is now executive general manager of England and Wales.
Jacobs joined Bovis in 1987, having previously worked for Trollope & Colls and the Property Services Agency.
He is due to become president of the CIOB at the end of June next year.
For an interview with Dan Labbad, see next week’s Building