FM veteran Bill Heath to leave Macro in 2017
Parent company Mace has initiated the process of finding a successor to Bill Heath, chairman and founding member of Macro since 2002
Renowned FM expert Bill Heath, chairman of Macro and managing director of Macro International, will step down from his role at the company "later this year", it has been revealed.
Macro's parent company Mace is currently seeking "a successor to lead Macro in the Middle East".
Heath spent 15 years at Macro, which he also co-founded with four other professionals.
Since its launch in 2002, Macro has grown to operate in 35 countires with 850 employees.
The company's 2017 turnover amounted to $146.4m (£120m).
Remarking on his departure, Heath said: "The past 15 years have gone so quickly and I have enjoyed every moment working with fantastic people and wonderful clients.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to grow the Macro business from a standing start and proud of what has been achieved.
"It is not easy for me to leave Macro as the people and business are very close to my heart.
"I will continue to be passionate about FM and intend to look for new opportunities in the industry."
Commenting on Heath's exit, Mark Reynolds, chief executive of Mace, said Heath "has been instrumental" in making Macro "a successful part of the Mace business".
He added: "Bill has been at the centre of the Macro business since its inception and on behalf of the board, [and] I would like to thank him for his contribution and loyalty.
"We are currently in the process of finding a successor to lead Macro in the Middle East; someone who will build on the solid foundations Bill leaves behind. I wish Bill the best of luck for the future."