FM Conway announces the death of its president Michael Conway

FM Conway President Michael Conway has died after a six-year battle with cancer.

Michael acted as Managing Director of FM Conway for more than 40 years, having taken over the reins from his father, Frank Conway, who founded the company in 1961. For the past two years, Michael has acted as chairman, along with former Carillion boss Adam Green. act as general manager.

FM Conway’s chief executive – and Michael’s daughter – Joanne Conway described her father as “inspirational” and vowed to honor his memory through his work with the family business.

She said, “There are no words that can adequately express my family’s sadness. Watching and being part of FM Conway’s growth and success under my father’s vision has been inspiring. It is truly a family business, which means so much to so many people.

“As a family, we will honor my father’s memory by dedicating ourselves to ensuring that FM Conway continues to thrive and supporting the people and businesses that have always stood by our side.”

The entrepreneur’s managing director, Adam Green, also paid tribute to Michael Conway, describing him as an “inspiring mentor” and a “visionary leader”.

“Today we lost an inspiring mentor and visionary leader, both for FM Conway and for the construction industry,” said Green. “Michael touched the lives of many and leaves behind a company founded and guided by strong family values.”

A tribute to Michael Conway provided by FM Conway adds, “Michael was passionate about FM Conway and the important role the company played in employing and empowering its great people, as well as providing critical infrastructure for help improve the communities in which we live and work. in.

“He also wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he believed in. Michael was a true pioneer of sustainable construction and recycled materials ahead of his time. He faced strong resistance in the 80s, but he stood firm and made a bold decision to invest more, and now this business model is the foundation of FM Conway.

“Anyone lucky enough to have met Michael will know that he took great pleasure in engaging with people and, until recently, was well known for his visits to sites and depots, where he spoke to our workers about front line to make sure he heard first-hand feedback. Michael was also the founder of the London Construction Academy, set up to provide opportunities for people without jobs, education or training. He was passionate about the future of our industry and ensured that we supported and encouraged people in the construction industry.

Michael was awarded an MBE for his services to construction, infrastructure support and road safety in the 2017 New Years Honours.

Alice F. Ponder