EMCOR UK appoints head of equality, diversity & inclusion and new CFO

Published on: 12 Oct 2021

Marcia Ore [square]EMCOR UK has appointed Marcia Ore as its head of equality, diversity & inclusion and Cheryl McCall as its new chief financial officer, effective from 13th September.

Both Ore and McCall will join the executive leadership team and will report to CEO Keith Chanter. 

Ore, who holds an MSc in education management and leadership and an MA in coaching and mentoring for personal, business and organisational development, worked in the police service for over 30 years, holding several roles to challenge barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion including: executive member of the National Black Police Association and chair of the Gender and Sexual Orientation sub-committee; member of the Association of Chief Police Officers working party exploring the career progression for women and black and ethnic minority police officers and staff.

Since retiring from the police, she has continued to be involved with diversity, inclusion and equality activity including training workshops and supporting organisations to develop their strategic approach to diversity and inclusion. 

McCall replaces Chris Howse, CFO at EMCOR UK since 2012, who retires at the end of this month. She joins from AECOM, the Fortune 500 multinational consultancy firm, where she has worked for over 18 years in a number of finance roles – most recently as its UKI chief financial officer since 2017. 

McCall, a chartered accountant with a BCompt degree and honours degree in finance, began her career in South Africa as an auditor and spent three years as an infrastructure controller at a telecoms company. 

Chanter said: “Marcia brings with her such a wealth of experience which supports our commitment to be an inclusive employer and our purpose to create a better world at work. She will work closely with our senior leaders to ensure that our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives are a core part of how we operate at all levels across the business. She will join a team that continues to push for the advancement of equality of opportunity and strives to raise awareness of the benefits of an inclusive culture.

“Cheryl brings strong financial, commercial and US stakeholder management expertise and we hope to benefit from her broad experience of working with a variety of senior leaders to develop business strategies across many different disciplines.  She will be key to shaping and implementing our strategic, operational and financial objectives and to ensuring adherence to our financial controls and processes.

“I would like to thank Chris for his wise counsel and valuable contribution over the last 10 years; he is a highly respected member of our Executive Leadership Team and has many friends and colleagues across EMCOR UK.”

Ore added: “I… look forward to further developing and executing EMCOR’s diversity and inclusion strategy. I was drawn by their purpose to create a better world at work and by their values and I aim to ensure that they have the best strategy, policies and training in place to drive positive behavioural change and to create a culture that is truly inclusive.”

McCall said: “I look forward to working with the UK and US senior teams to ensure that EMCOR UK continues to financially and commercially thrive.”

Pictured: Marcia Ore

Thumbnail: Cheryl McCall

Image credit | EMCOR UK