Murray Coleman, the former UK chief executive of Bovis Lend Lease, is to oversee the business on behalf of its parent company in Australia as part of a senior reshuffle

As Building went to press, it was understood that Coleman was due to be confirmed as global chief executive of Bovis Lend Lease. He will be in charge of the operation of the UK firm for its parent Lend Lease.

Coleman returned to Australia in December after handing over the reins in the UK to Nick Pollard, but his new position had not been confirmed. 

He will now replace and report to Mark Menhinnitt, whom it is understood will move to a role overseeing Lend Lease’s global PPP operations. Menhinnitt’s appointment is a sign that Lend Lease is committed to the PPP sector, despite continuing problems over financing PFI in the current market.

The changes will not affect the position of Greg Clarke, chief executive of the parent company. 

It is understood that Coleman’s move was confirmed internally at Lend Lease last week. The reshuffle is the latest in a serious of changes at the company, with Nick Pollard appointed UK chief executive in October last year and Peter Varga last month confirmed as UK head of operations.