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Clancy appoints KPMG global leader Tom McGinness as non-executive director


Clancy has appointed Tom McGinness as an independent non-executive director to the infrastructure specialist’s Board.

Tom will support Clancy as it pursues its long-term strategy as an independent, family-owned business. He brings decades of experience, having served as a senior partner for KPMG for 26 years, leading the firm’s tax advisory services for privately and family-owned businesses. He also held the role of the firm’s Global Chair of Family Business for five years from 2018 and is now Global Leader of ESG for KPMG Private Enterprise.

He has worked with clients across a range of sectors and international jurisdictions, including the Wates Group, the Bestway Group and McLaren Automotive Limited.

As part of his non-executive role, Tom will work with the wider Board to ensure the highest standards of corporate governance and to support Clancy’s long-term strategic priorities. Tom joins the Board from January 2024.

Kevin Clancy, chairman at Clancy, commented:
“Tom’s wealth of experience in advising family businesses on ESG and business planning will be extremely valuable in further bolstering the skills and expertise of the Board as we continue to grow our business. Tom has worked closely with us over the past couple of years in his role at KPMG and his new role will be a great opportunity to build on this relationship.

“Our country’s infrastructure faces significant challenges, from unpredictable rainfall, rising temperatures, a growing population and the need to decarbonise our networks while maintaining affordability for customers. Clancy is in a good position to support our clients in managing these headwinds, and the Board plays a vital role in ensuring the right investment and decisions are in place to allow us to work as trusted partners for the long term.”

Tom McGinness, non-executive director at Clancy, said:
“Over recent years, I’ve been able to get to know the Clancy business and its people through my work at KPMG and I’m delighted now to expand that role as a non-executive director. Clancy is at an exciting point in its history, having transitioned smoothly and effectively to its third generation of leadership. The nature of a family business provides a unique opportunity to take a long-term view on strategy – planning not just a few years ahead, but decades – and I’m looking forward to playing a part in continuing that success.”



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About Clancy

Clancy builds and maintains smarter, greener infrastructure that is fit for the future. 

Working across major frameworks and alliances in energy and water, as well as supporting ground-breaking infrastructure programmes, the business is one of the UK’s largest privately owned, independent contractors –employing, training and supporting over 3,000 people across a network of eight UK offices.

With a 65-year track record in technical expertise and innovation, Clancy is committed to continual investment in better tools and ways of working – making lives better for growing families up and down the UK.

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