McLaren has recently strengthened its board and its leadership team with some key appointments.

Kim Bromley-Derry, Group Director, strategic partnerships

Kim Bromley-Derry brings his extensive experience with local authorities around the country, most recently as chief executive of the London Borough of Newham.
He joins the executive board. His main focus is on developing our relationships with local authority customers and public-sector bodies, helping to identify construction and development opportunities.

Ian Lawson, Strategic Consultant

Ian’s focus will be on identifying strategic opportunities and developing key customer relationships across construction and property development, as well as business improvement activities.
He brings with him broad industry experience, including over four years as chief executive at steel company Severfield plc and almost 13 years in leadership roles at Kier Group plc.

Steve Button, Procurement Director

Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to McLaren, with a career spanning over 19 years at AMEC, Laing O’Rourke, Keller Group and most recently Sureserve Group plc, where he was group procurement director.
He will be developing our supply chain strategy and improving our relationship management process with suppliers and sub-contractors, as well as driving quality and performance.

Claire Garza, Group Head of Human Resources

Claire is our new head of human resources.
She has over 20 years’ experience in human resources, latterly at AXA Liabilities Managers.
She takes on responsibility for the human resources activity for the business, with duties centring on driving people management strategy and managing the HR team, procedures and processes.

Lizzie Sparrow, Group Head of Communications

Lizzie fills this newly created role, overseeing internal and external communications at company level. Her appointment will help McLaren maintain a consistent brand and support business improvement as the company continues to grow.
Her experience includes 16 years in communications roles in construction and engineering, most recently at Skanska UK.

“These important appointments complement and add to the skills and experience we already have. They also bring us new insights and perspectives as we continue to build the business,”Kevin Taylor, chairman, McLaren Group.