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The Clarison Group appoints Joao Simoes as Managing Director of Clarison UK


The Clarison Group, the market leading UK and Irish building envelope and architectural glazing solutions provider, is delighted to announce the appointment of Joao Simoes as the Managing Director of Clarison UK from 1 February 2023. Joao is currently the UK Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The Clarison Group consists of the Alucraft, Alucraft Systems, EAG, MultiFab and Williaam Cox brands in the UK & Ireland. Owned by Private Equity Fund, Elaghmore, the Group was launched in February 2021 as a domestic alternative to continental specialists to offer low risk, high quality and sustainable building envelope solutions and architectural glazing. 

Joao joined the Group in July 2022, as COO. Joao has a history of delivering success on large scale projects, having experience of working within a wide range of sectors. He started his career with Mota-Engil, with highlights that include a $300m+ greenfield railway in Malawi. Following this, Joao lead the Martifer façade business as Managing Director, where he contributed to the successful delivery of several prestigious and high-profile projects worth in excess of £200m, across Europe. Most recently, he led the operations in London for Lindner Prater delivering £100m in façade projects.

Joao will help lead the UK business, working closely with new CEO, Aiden Williamson, and the senior management team to deliver the Group’s strong pipeline of future contracted work. 

Aidan Williamson, CEO, The Clarison Group, said: Joao brings a huge amount of experience to the role of UK Managing Director. In his short time here, he has provided a valuable addition to the senior management team, and I am excited to be working with him as we look to deliver our impressive pipeline of future work.”