Kelly will remain as board director but will be replaced as London and South East regional manager by Vince Corrigan

Benny Kelly is stepping down as regional manager of Sir Robert McAlpine’s London and South East division, the contractor has announced.

Benny Kelly

The group said that Kelly, who has worked at the firm for almost 40 years, would leave his post at the end of this month. He will be replaced by Vince Corrigan, regional commercial manager for London and the South East.

The company said Kelly, 62, would stay on as a board director. It added he would keep working on specific schemes such as the 2012 Olympic stadium and the Cabot Circus shopping centre in Bristol.

David Boyle, board director and regional manager for Scotland, will also retire at the end of the year, the group said. His successor, Boyd McFee, will take up the post in January.