Laing O’Rourke

Senior leadership team

Ray O’Rourke KBE

1. Ray O’Rourke KBE

Chairman and Chief Executive

Age 65. Major Shareholder and founder of the Laing O’Rourke Group. He chairs the Group Executive Committee and is responsible for leading the strategic direction and operational management of the Group’s business activities. Ray founded
R O’Rourke& Son in 1977, and commenced trading the following year. The business acquired the construction arm of John Laing PLC in 2001, and with the acquisition of Barclay Mowlem in 2006, created today’s extended international engineering and construction group. Ray has a passion for developing and promoting engineering and project delivery talent to meet global construction challenges, and has a keen focus on safety performance.

Committee membership:


Other appointments:

Non-Executive Director of Anglo American

Committee Membership:

  1. Group Shareholders
  2. Board of Directors
  3. Group Executive Committee
  4. Safety and Sustainable Development Committee
  5. Human Capital Committee
  6. Strategy Committee
  7. Investment Committee
  8. Audit Committee
  9. Engineering Excellence Group
  10. Europe Hub Executive Committee
  11. Australia Hub Executive Committee

Ray O’Rourke
Chairman and Chief Executive

Des O’Rourke
Deputy Chairman

Anna Stewart
Group Director of Finance
and Commerce

Roger Seshan
Group Asset Optimisation and Supply Chain Director

George Rose
Non-executive Director

Jim Stoman
Executive Chairman,
Australia Hub

Roger Robinson
Chief Executive Officer,
Europe Hub

Steve Hollingshead
Chief Executive Officer,
Australia Hub