Craig Tatton promoted as part of wider restructure 

The shake-up at the top of Tilbury Douglas continues with the appointment of Craig Tatton to chief operating officer.

The promotion of Tatton (pictured), previously managing director of UK building at the contractor, comes after the exit of infrastructure managing director Chris Tyerman as part of a board restructure.

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Source: Tilbury Douglas

Craig Tatton, new chief operating officer at Tilbury Douglas

UK building at the firm will now be divided by region, with three internal appointment made to the new role of regional building managing director.

John Gittins takes the position for the north region, Simon Butler for central and Richard Boeg for south – all three will report to Tatton.

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To support this change, the contractor has made three internal appointments to the new roles of regional building managing directors.

Additionally, Phil Shaw has been appointed to the senior leadership team in recognition of his role leading a number of business initiatives.

He will report to Tatton, as will Ross Matter, managing director for Tilbury Douglas Engineering, and Paul Thain, the new head of infrastructure.

Tatton has previously held the chief operating officer role at Bouyges UK and has worked at Willmott Dixon, ISG and Miller and Laing.

Paul Gandy, chief executive at Tilbury Douglas, said Tatton would bring “extensive knowledge of both the business and industry” to his new role.

“Having now started our next chapter as a standalone major contractor, we are in a strong position with our return to profitability and strong order book,” added Gandy.