Murphy Surveys lines ups Jerry Grant as non-executive director
13 June 2019
Grant’s career spans four decades and his achievements have earned him recognition as Ireland’s foremost technical expert in water services. At RPS he oversaw the delivery of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Ireland in water, transport, waste management and environmental services
L-R: Colin Murphy, Niall Murphy, Jerry Grant, Billy Roche and Diarmuid Murphy.
Murphy Surveys has announced the appointment of Jerry Grant as non-executive director of the company. Grant is a former consulting engineer and served as managing director of Irish Water and previously RPS Group in Ireland.
He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to support the strategic growth and direction of Murphy Surveys, the company said. In the newly created role, Grant will join the board of directors and support the executive directors and management team as it embarks on an ambitious strategy for growth and in delivering enhanced customer value, it said.
Oversaw delivery of some of largest infrastructure projects in Ireland
Grant’s career spans four decades and his achievements have earned him recognition as Ireland’s foremost technical expert in water services. During his role as managing director of RPS he oversaw the delivery of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Ireland in water, transport, waste management and environmental services.
As head of asset management and latterly as managing director of Irish Water, he has played a leading role in establishing the national water utility, development of Ireland’s first 25-year Water Services Strategic Plan; the Irish Water Business Plan (2014-2016) and delivering more than €1.7 billion in capital investment to 2018.
In these roles Grant worked closely with various government departments, local authorities and regulatory authorities including the Environmental Protection Agency, Health Service Executive and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.
Niall Murphy, managing director, Murphy Surveys Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jerry Grant as a non-executive director.
“We work in a dynamic, fast paced and progressive environment where data underpins every component of the asset lifecycle, from design and strategy, to construction and management.
“With an impressive career background, Jerry has been through this journey and recognises the true value that geospatial data can deliver. His extensive experience will help us better understand the challenges faced by our clients and his track record in leadership will support us to achieve our vision to deliver geospatial certainty.
“We’re constantly evolving and we’re pleased Jerry has accepted our invitation to support our journey. On behalf of the Murphy family and the directors, I look forward to welcoming Jerry to the board.”
‘Critical point in its development’
Jerry Grant said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of Murphy Surveys at this critical point in its development.
“I have been hugely impressed by the scale and quality of its work, its use of the latest technologies to support the role of digital models in design, construction management and asset lifecycle management, and its commitment to business integrity and collaborative working with clients.
“I look forward to supporting the company’s ambition to be ‘The First Choice Partner for Geospatial Certainty’ of public and private clients as they seek to deliver on the opportunities presented by a growing economy, the drive for sustainability and value for money.”
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