Jon Orrell steps down as Managing Director

HOP announces that as of January 2019, HOP Finance Director John Spearman is to be appointed Managing Director. John Spearman assumes this role from Jon Orrell who has served as Managing Director/Senior Partner since the businesses inception in 1985.

John has been working closely alongside Mr Orrell for the last 18 months to allow for a smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership and will now take the position of MD as Mr Orrell steps down.

Jon Orrell will remain a Director and continue to work on unique projects, Expert Witness advice work, mentoring staff, training and continuing HOP’s extensive work in the community. Jon will also be working on some interesting overseas projects.

John Spearman brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience and technical engineering knowledge to his new role as Managing Director. As Finance Director for HOP previously, John also brings a wealth of commercial experience enabling the successful financial management of the firm, alongside his role in successfully developing strong technical teams through a training and mentoring culture, enabling HOP staff to realise buildability and contractor-friendly designs in good time.

John Spearman: “I am very proud to take on the role of Managing Director at HOP and look forward to leading our strong team of staff into 2019 as we continue to build upon our customer driven approach to design solutions.  Along with my co Directors, we will continue to work collaboratively to embrace and propagate innovation within the industry to enable greater levels of excellence and technical complexities to be achieved in delivering projects.”



Jon Orrell: “It’s been great to see what we have accomplished as a firm over the last 35 years and its success has been possible because of the passion, commitment and talents of an extraordinary team of people. I am confident that John will continue the positive work we have done to date. I will be stepping back in a technical capacity, albeit continuing to champion HOP’s social value work in supporting initiatives in the local community”



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