After a rocky start to the year, the easing of restrictions has been a welcome change for us all, this month has greeted us with warmer weather, meeting up with loved ones, reuniting with friends in chilly pub gardens and there is a lot more to look forward to as things continue to open back up…
As we have all been busy socialising once again it has also been a busy month for the transport and infrastructure sectors as we have seen a lot of movers and shakers to kick off the new financial year…
Chief Executive for ACE Hannah Vickers has recently taken on the new role of Chief of Staff to CEO Mark Reynolds at Mace.
Group Chair Philip Aiken will remain in his post longer than planned, he initially announced in December that he would step down in May, but he will remain as Group Chair until his successor can take up the role.
Jerome Frost has been appointed as the Chair of Arup’s UKIMEA region; he will lead a 6,500 strong team.
Ex-Crossrail Chief Executive Andrew Wolstenholme has been appointed as Laing O’Rourke’s Group Technical Director.
Stephen Plumb has recently joined Affinity Water as their new Asset Strategy and Capital Delivery Director, he leaves his role as a Managing Consultant at PA Consulting.
Ija Nnachi ex- UK Head of Portfolio Management at Arcadis joined PA Consulting this month as a Partner, Infrastructure Transformation and Delivery of Portfolios, Programmes and Projects.
Richard Robinson also joins the firm as a Partner, he leaves his role at Mott MacDonald where he was Head of Technical Excellence – Advisory & Group Key Account Lead.
John Batterbee has recently joined Atkins as a Practice Director – Applied Technology.
Paul Thain has been appointed as Tilbury Douglas’ new Commercial Director for Infrastructure. He will leave his current role as Commercial Director at Amey Utilities next month.
Aneesa Mulla has also recently been appointed as the first Head of Digital, she joined the firm in 2014.
Jim Ward has recently been promoted as Director of BAM Construction for Scotland, he takes the role with immediate effect and replaces Bruce Dickson who is taking up a new wider role within Royal BAM group.
Rachel Geliamassi has been appointed as Managing Director for the bus and coach businesses in Oxfordshire and the West of England, she succeeds Chris Coleman who has recently left the company.
Rupert Cox who was previously Managing Director of Stagecoach West continues in his role as Interim Regional Director South.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers has chosen its next Chief Executive. Ruth Carter will take over on the 6th of May 2021 from Stephen Matthews who will retire after 15 years in the role.
Lawrence Gosden has recently been appointed as non-executive director to the board.
Hadi Sanei has recently joined SYSTRA as Director Global Business Development, he leaves his role of Vice President of Business Development at Direx Solutions.
Following the departure of John Kelly, Mark Simpson has been appointed as Imtech’s new Commercial Director, Simpson has been with the company for 6 years.
Ben Irvine has recently been promoted to Managing Director of Rydon’s maintenance division, he succeeds Jeff Henton who retired at the end of march.
Family-owned utilities specialist has appointed Ronan Clancy to its executive board in the newly created position of Executive Director for Strategy and Business Development.
Philippa Spence has been promoted to Managing Director in the UK, she has been with the firm for two years as Managing Principal for Environment and Health.
Frances McAndrew has recently joined Mott MacDonald as their new Group Head of Inclusion and Responsibility.
Nick Prior recently announced that he will be standing down from his position as Global Head of Infrastructure and Capital Projects.
A start date has recently been announced for Lee Marks, Group Commercial Director at NG Bailey, he will join nmcn as Chief Executive on the 17th of May.
Kathy Quashie has been appointed as a non-executive director, she has extensive experience in the telecoms industry and is currently a Director for UK Partnerships at Vodafone.
After 6 years as Imtech’s Group Commercial Director, John Kelly has joined NG Bailey as its Group Commercial Director, replacing Lee Marks who is joining nmcn.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has appointed the Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council Sir Jon Thompson as a non-executive director of HS2.
David Speight has joined HS2 as Programme Director for section N1/N2 Phase 1.
Spie’s UK CFO Tony Wilkinson has recently left the firm, his replacement is yet to be announced.
Ismail Amla and Stephen Duckworth OBE have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors to Network Rail’s board.
Stephen Russell has recently been recruited as its Director for Transportation in the UK and Ireland. TYPSA are part of the BFV JV bidding to build the Lower Thames Crossing tunnel.
Phil Doyle has recently been promoted to Commercial Director after 8 years as Commercial Manager.
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David Needham, a long-time partner of the firm will take over as the new Chief Executive of the construction consultant.
Katy Taylor will be joining Southern Water in August in the role of Chief Customer Officer; she will join the company from Go-Ahead where she is currently Chief Strategy and Customer Officer.
Craig Hatch has recently been promoted to UK President; he will oversee all UK operations across the company.
The consulting engineer has also appointed Sam McCloskey as Director of its UK Sustainability and Climate Resilience Practice.
Liz Benison has recently joined ISS A/S as their new CEO, UK&I, she leaves her role as Managing Director, Mainland Europe at Arriva Group.
Ex-Amey Managing Director – Consulting & Rail Nicola Hindle joined BUUK Infrastructure in October as their new Chief Operating Officer.
MEICA and civil engineering specialist HANEVO have appointed former Barhale Northern Director Dave Shaw as their new Chief Operating Officer.