Tony Byrne joins Keppie healthcare team as Divisional Director

Leading architectural practice Keppie Design has expanded its management team with the appointment of Tony Byrne as divisional director.

Tony has joined to bolster Keppie’s Health and Wellbeing team following Graham McCorkindale’s decision to step down as a board director. From 31 December 2013, Graham will reduce his role to three days a week, allowing him to focus on consultancy work. Tony will become part of the management team responsible for business development within the healthcare sector.

Tony, who joins Keppie from Archial, is widely experienced and has a broad ranging skills base spanning over 20 years. In the last ten years Tony has focused mainly on healthcare projects, particularly primary, acute and mental health schemes UK-wide.

Tony is also an integral part of the Laing O’Rourke Supply Chain for Frameworks Scotland and is very familiar with Hub projects. His appointment will strengthen the senior management and external business development activities of the Health and Wellbeing team.

Managing director Martin English said:

“We feel the market is finally showing real signs of improvement and we’ve therefore taken steps to increase resources across the business.

“It is great news that we’ve secured someone of Tony’s calibre to join our highly successful Health and Wellbeing team and we’re confident he will make a valued and dynamic contribution.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tony added:

“Being part of a well-respected and successful firm like Keppie is a fantastic opportunity for me. I am very much looking forward to working with the team, and I also hope to use my experience, contacts and knowledge to further expand the business.”