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mac-group Appoints New COO and CCO

Newry-based mac-group have announced the appointments of Ron Clarke as Chief Contracting Officer and Michele Deely as Chief Operating Officer to oversee the company’s steady climb.

Upon this announcement, CEO of mac-group, Paul McKenna said:

“The appointment of Ron Clarke and Michele Deely illustrates our determination to secure the continued success of mac-group and the sustained commitment to strengthening our management and operational expertise.”

Information on Ron Clarke:

Ron brings with him over thirty years of leadership experience and knowledge of the construction industry. He was formerly Managing Director, Building and Interior Fit-Out with Graham. As a member of the Graham main board, Ron played a key role in the growth and development of the business over a thirty-year period with turnover rising from £80m to £650m annually, thus establishing Graham as a major player in the UK construction market and No.1 contractor in Northern Ireland.

Ron’s career spans thirty-seven years starting out as a Quantity Surveyor, moving into consultancy for a time, then working on some of the largest joint ventures in Belfast. He progressed through commercial contracting and later operational delivery with a hands-on style of management.

Ron will be based in mac-group’s Newry office and will focus on the NI/UK business units as we expand our service offering. Being an extremely well known and respected industry figure, he will expand our client and consultancy base whilst driving operational excellence. He will work closely with and support our UK Director Ray O’Sullivan, spearhead our recruitment of experienced delivery teams for projects throughout the UK regions and support our Construction, Interiors and Modular divisions.

Information on Michele Deely:

Michele is a high-impact executive with proven success in a variety of global capacities in the financial services sector. A tireless change agent, Michele brings a wealth of experience with 17 years in senior positions, most recently as COO (Europe) with International Fund Services, a State Street company.

This background, combined with her pedigree in governance and business management, ensures she will bring an energetic eye for detail and will no doubt be comfortable with the mac core values which centre around ‘questioning assumptions’ and ‘exceeding expectations’. Hailing from Ireland, Michele is no stranger to travel having lived and worked in New York and provided senior leadership to large teams in Europe and Asia.

Michele has a proven leadership track record in complex, billion-dollar, global organisations and she brings this wealth of expertise to mac to ensure that we continue to provide excellence, quality and partnership to our clients. The ongoing success of mac will be achieved with a convergence of process and passion and Michele’s creative and pragmatic approach underpins this philosophy.