Chris Acton will become CEO of a Manchester-based engineering consultancy, succeeding retired Martyn Headley.
Acton will assume the CEO role in April 2023. He has been with his Clancy for over 20 years and led its expansion into the Middle East in 2011. Acton said he returned to the company’s Manchester office in 2016 to serve on its board of directors. He is currently responsible for leading the civil, structural and geoenvironmental teams.
Mr. Headley has been with the company since 1991 and became CEO in 2020. His decision to retire was a difficult one, but he said knowing his successor made it easier.
“My retirement marks the end of my 32 incredible years at Clancy, working with a very talented team and a culture and ethos that is so important to us as a company,” Headley said. .
“With Chris at the helm as CEO, there is no doubt that Clancy’s next exciting chapter will unfold.”
Acton thanked Headley for leading the company.
“Under Martyn’s leadership, the business has undergone a significant transition focused on shaping the company for the future,” said Acton.
“This period clearly presented its own set of challenges, but among its many initiatives, Clancy witnessed the acquisition of DBM Consultants, experts in structural timber framing. It expands our commitment to sustainable engineering solutions that fundamentally enhance our expertise,” he continued.
“In this pivotal 50th anniversary year, we have hosted various fundraising initiatives across the UK to celebrate this milestone. We look forward to evolving the role in line with Clancy’s future plans within the industry.”
Clancy is based in Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and London with 10 offices nationwide. Recent Northwest projects include Larry Quays in Salford, Park Place in Manchester and Parliament Square in Liverpool.