• Julie Wheeler

Change of leadership and reshaping to better meet evolving market conditions

Added on: 11/09/2020

Imtech jointly owned by EDF and Dalkia, has announced changes to its leadership and organisation as it reshapes to better meet the rapidly evolving market conditions across its business sectors and build on its diversified growth strategy.

Leadership changes 

In November 2020, Gautier Jacob (Strategy Director since 2017) will step into the role of Chief Executive, Imtech UK – heading up a UK focused group of businesses including Imtech Engineering Services, Imtech Inviron, Capula and Breathe.

This will follow the retirement of Paul Kavanagh who will step down as CEO 27 years after jointly founding the business.

Steve Wignall will become Managing Director of Imtech Engineering Services, reporting to Gautier Jacob.

The remaining business unit heads are unchanged with Noel Clancy, MD Imtech Inviron; Dave Pickles, MD Capula, and Gary Parke, MD Breathe.

International growth focus for Suir

Going forward, in order to concentrate on the opportunities presented in the Irish market and its international data centre business, Suir – under the continued leadership of Michael Kennedy – will report directly to parent company Dalkia. With activity already rebounding at Suir, this change will provide simplified reporting lines and increased focus, while allowing ongoing strategic co-operation between Imtech and Suir.

UK Engineering Services business reorganisation

Taking account of predicted uncertainty in the UK construction sector, Imtech has announced the reshaping of its Engineering Services business. A leaner organisation, simplified allocation of responsibilities and reporting lines, and increased business development focus, are all designed to meet the demands of the coming challenging period. This will include in particular the formation of a single, agile, business unit across the UK.

Imtech CEO, Paul Kavanagh said: 

‘Like all businesses in the built environment sector, Imtech has been impacted by the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus pandemic has brought this year. Our people and businesses have risen well to those challenges. I want to thank them for this and for what we have built together over the years at Imtech. I wish Gautier every success and know that the business will continue to thrive under his and the teams leadership.

Gautier Jacob, new CEO (pictured), commented:

‘I am very proud to succeed Paul in the role of CEO of Imtech. I am fully confident that the quality and the commitment of our teams, our broad range of skills and our ability to deliver value-added services for our clients will continue to drive positive results across the business.

Longer term, the aim to achieve Net Zero and fight against climate change will be a priority for all of us. Imtech, within EDF and with the support of our parent company Dalkia, is ideally positioned to mobilise our great talents in support of this ambition.’