Change at the top for Al Habtoor

One of the GCC's largest plant operators has appointed a new MD

Voyer will now take contol at Al Habtoor.
Voyer will now take contol at Al Habtoor.

One of the Gulf’s largest plant operators – and indeed one of the largest companies overall – has appointed a new MD.

Mr Laurie Voyer will officially replaced David Savage on October 1st . Mr Savage will relocate to Australia in a senior role with the Leighton Group, a major shareholder of HLG and Australia’s largest contracting and project development group. He will remain an Executive Director of HLG.

Mr Voyer relocated to Dubai in July this year and has been working through a transition phase with Mr Savage since that time.

As Managing Director of HLG, Mr Voyer will oversee the operations of one of the region’s largest broad-based construction groups. He has over 35 years’ senior management experience in the construction industry, and is recognised as a leader in the industry in Australia.

Prior to relocating to Dubai, Mr Voyer was Deputy Managing Director for Leighton Contractors, the Leighton Group’s flagship operating company.

Laurie was largely responsible for Leighton Contractors’ outstanding performance over the past few years, and was in charge of the company’s construction and mining operations across Australia and New Zealand.

His extensive experience incorporates some of Australia’s largest civil infrastructure, building and mining projects for both the public and
private sector.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed Managing Director of such a well respected organisation as the Al Habtoor Leighton Group,” Mr Voyer said.

“The Group has a well-earned reputation for delivering high quality, large-scale construction projects, and is regarded as an industry leader in this region.

“I look forward to picking up from where David left off and reaffirming HLG as the most successful construction group in the Middle East and North Africa,” he said.

The group operates one of the largest fleets of crew buses in the Gulf – due to the large number of workers and subcontractors it employs. Al Habtoor Engineering operates one of the largest – and cleanest – plant departments in the region.

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