Martin Pitt had been with the business since May 2015

Martin Pitt

Source: Sir Robert McAlpine

Sir Robert McAlpine’s group commercial director has left the company.

According to documents filed at Companies House, Martin Pitt, stepped down as a director yesterday (18 March).

A spokesperson from Sir Robert McAlpine said: “We confirm that Martin Pitt, commercial director, has decided it’s time for him to move on from Sir Robert McAlpine Limited in order to pursue new challenges and opportunities.

“Leighton More, chief financial officer, will assume responsibility for all commercial matters while the business reviews its needs in line with our five year strategic objectives.”

Pitt (pictured), who reported directly to chief executive Paul Hamer, took up the role in May 2015.

Before joining McAlpine, Pitt spent 17 years as the group commercial director at Morgan Sindall.

Pitt left that firm in February 2015 as part of a management shake-up at the contractor that saw a number of other senior figures leave the business.

Before Morgan Sindall he held positions at both Amey and Wimpey Construction.