Contractor promotes Sean Birrane to lead the firm, amid major senior management reshuffle

Sean Birrane

Lakehouse has appointed a new chief executive, Sean Birrane, amid a senior management reshuffle.

Birrane (pictured) was previously managing director at Lakehouse since 2008.

Jeremy Simpson also joins the firm as chief financial officer, Simon Howell is appointed group company secretary and Alan Cox moves into the role of group corporate development director.

Michael McMahon joins the board as managing director of Everwarm, Phil Tidmarsh becomes group commercial director and Carol Bailey and Dean Ball become managing directors of Lakehouse’s regeneration and construction divisions respectively.

Former chief executive and majority owner Steve Rawlings remains on the board.

The appointment comes after a period of growth for the 1,250-strong firm, including two acquisitions – air and water hygiene specialist H20 Naitionwide in October and Scottish energy services group Everwarm in April.

Lakehouse rose to 77th place in Building’s Top 150 Contractors and Housebuilders 2014 table, up from 93rd last year.