Lend Lease has appointed construction and development senior executive, Mark Menhinnitt, as global chief executive of Bovis Lend Lease.

Menhinnitt replaces Bob Johnston, who is leaving the company to join Australian development-construction group Australand as chief executive.

Menhinnitt has worked with Lend Lease for more than 19 years. He has served the company in a range of senior construction roles before becoming president of the Group’s Actus Lend Lease military housing business in the US.

Johnston is due to leave the group at the end of June and will oversee the handover to Menhinnit, who takes up his position on May 1.

Lend Lease managing director and chief executive officer, Greg Clarke said: ‘We have a deep management talent pool from which to draw, which enables the group to affect senior management changes smoothly and quickly when the need arises. Mark is a very experienced operator…he knows our senior regional CEO’s in Bovis Lend Lease very well – Murray Coleman in the UK, Mark Fletcher in Europe…and is ideally placed to pick up the reins from Bob Johnston.’