Masons appointments spark structural rejig

Construction partner Andrew Hibbert, who has been managing the Manchester office for the past three years, relocated to London in August to take over the helm from former managing partner Peter Wood.
Hibbert's appointment coincides with a new structure for the firm, which has seen the formation of four national and international divisions: UK construction and engineering; international and energy; capital projects; and business services and IT (BST).
The four managers appointed by the seven-strong partnership are: Alistair Morrison, who will head up construction and engineering; Chris Dering, who will head up international and energy; Steven Bond is overseeing capital projects; and Rob McCallough will take care of BST.
“The structure fits more closely with what we're trying to achieve as a firm,” said Hibbert. “These are our four focus areas and we wanted the management structure aligned with that.”
Masons has also changed its previous management structure, which saw Wood as managing partner for UK and Ireland, and Anthony Bunch as international managing partner.
Hibbert will now act as managing partner across the board, with the firm having appointed heads to two UK geographic areas: the North, which includes Manchester and Leeds, and the Celtic region, which includes the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Irish offices.
Wood, who lives in Manchester and had been commuting on a weekly basis to London, has returned to the Manchester office to become joint head of the Northern group. The other Northern joint head is Keith Hartley, who is based in the Leeds office. Vincent Connor is managing the Celtic region.