In a statement issued today, Turley set out changes to its senior leadership team following Lucas’s decision to step down as chief executive after 31 years with the company.
The firm said that Sir Michael Bear - the former chief executive of the Spitalfields Development Group and former chairman of UKTI’s Regeneration Investment Organisation - has been appointed as its new chair, succeeding Dr Nick Isbister, who has been chair for the last three years. Isbister will stay on in a strategic advisory role through 2017, Turley said.
The statement added that Dave Trimingham, who was appointed in June 2016 as managing director, will continue to lead Turley’s day-to-day operations.
Lucas said: "Turley is one of my life’s works. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the company and its people grow into a leading UK planning and design consultancy.
"Such work is never finished and I am very pleased to welcome Sir Michael Bear to work alongside Dave Trimingham and with all our co-workers as we move into a new phase of development."