FM Conway announce new chair
Joanne Conway succeeds her late father Michael as new chair of the FM Conway Group
FM Conway have appointed Joanne Conway as chair of the FM Conway Group. Daughter of the company’s late chairman and owner, Michael Conway MBE, Ms Conway has worked in the business for 21 years across several pivotal roles, including as a member of the FM Conway board since 2011.
Over the past three years she has been responsible for the manufacturing arm of the business in the role of managing director of the Aggregates and Asphalt (A&A) division, with her tenure taking FM Conway forward to become the second-largest asphalt producer in the south-east of England.
The family-run business will now see Ms Conway follow in her late father’s footsteps and take over his mantle as chair to continue building on his legacy, with Rhia Morgan moving into the role of managing director of the A&A division.
Ms Morgan joined the business in 2016 and has extensive industry experience, including successfully leading the A&A commercial department since 2018, in which she has been responsible for leading the expansion of the business’ asphalt sales and its focus on supplying innovative materials.
Speaking about her new appointment, Joanne Conway said: ‘I am honoured and privileged to take on the role of chair. I have had the pleasure of watching our great business evolve and adapt over the past 40 years under my father’s vision and I’m proud of the business that we are today.
‘We are a family business with family values working towards delivering the best solutions for all by using the safest, innovative, and most sustainable methods, and most importantly, with a workforce of people that care.’
Commenting on the new appointment to FM Conway’s senior leadership team, chief executive officer Adam Green said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Joanne into her new role. We are a truly unique business with a strong family ethos that Joanne has a deep-rooted connection to.
‘I have worked alongside Joanne and the senior leadership team for the past three years now and we have demonstrated that we are a strong and robust team. We have an exciting future ahead, and with new technologies and opportunities emerging I look forward to embracing them with Joanne as chair.’