Building Bridges

In an effort to turn its fortunes around, structural steel firm Severfield-Rowen, the business that provided steel for London’s Shard building and the 2012 Olympic stadium, has added a lawyer to its revamped boardroom.

Here’s some context: Severfield-Rowen has had a rough old time in recent years, issuing three profit warnings between November and February. This resulted in a boardroom coup in January, prompting the exit of former chief exec Tom Haughey

His departure has created space for some fresh blood. Step forward new chief exec Ian Lawson, who will join in November and a new top level legal role for former Pinsent Masons partner Mark Sanderson, who also gets a spot on the board.

Sanderson, who started last month, was most recently the group legal director for utility contractorEnterprise, which merged with Oxford-based Amey in April.

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