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Pegasus Group’s MD announces retirement

Written by: Prithvi Pandya
Published on: 5 Jul 2021

Tony Bateman - Pegasus group - MD  [square]Pegasus Group has announced that its managing director Tony Bateman has retired.

Bateman was part of the management team that founded the company in 2003 alongside 10 equity members. The business today has more than 350 colleagues based in 15 regional offices across the UK and Ireland.

Bateman said: “I am so proud of the fact that despite many challenges, we have continued to expand and remain profitable.

“Five years ago, with Brexit looming, the company forecasted and planned for an economic downturn by diversifying: Pegasus now has expert teams in economics, heritage, transportation, infrastructure and property.

“In the event of an economic downturn following the vote to leave, we had to look beyond our core discipline of planning, although it was important that all of these new areas related back to a hub of what we do, what we are good at and that is planning and development.”

The new structure of Pegasus Group’s executive board will see former chairman Jim Tarzey become CEO, with Chris May deputy CEO. Chair of the executive board is Gary Lees while Sam Kerby becomes chief finance and group services officer.

Image credit | Pegasus Group