Director of international operations resigns in restructure

Cyril Sweett has restructured its business into three regional centres - Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI).

As a result of the reshuffle, the group’s director of international operations Eamonn Kerr has resigned, the company said in a statement.

Kerr joined Cyril Sweett in 2001 and took over responsibility for the group’s international operation in 2007, before joining the company’s board in March 2010.

Michael Henderson, non-executive chairman of Cyril Sweett, said: “Eamonn has played an influential and critical role in establishing our international presence in a very short space of time and on behalf of the board, I thank Eamonn for his services to the Company, and wish him all the best in the future.”

Cyril Sweett also announced the promotion of Kim Berry to managing director and executive member of the board for Asia Pacific.

Berry was previously responsible for the group’s operation in China and is based in Hong Kong.

Derek Pitcher, previously managing director with responsibility for Europe will now also head up the MEAI region.

Henderson said: “Kim’s appointment [to the board] demonstrates the group’s growing international focus as we continue to evolve into a globally diverse business.

“In addition to a proven track record in successfully managing an international, growing business, Kim brings over 30 years of experience from the Asian construction markets to the board.

“With around 30% of the group’s revenue currently coming from the Asia Pacific region, it is clear the region will continue to be a key driver for the group and alongside the restructuring of the group’s management structure will ensure that Cyril Sweett is fully aligned to take advantage of opportunities across the world.”