We’ve made it through another January and it seems that all eyes have been focused on our industries this month. The Carillion collapse has been the big news story, with far reaching consequences across many sectors, putting the spotlight on financial results of other contractors and outsourcers.
Unsurprisingly, January’s been a big month for people looking to make some changes of their own. Let’s take a look at the movers and shakers from last month.
Have appointed Philip Hoare as CEO of its UK and Europe region. Philip has led Atkins’ UK and Europe transportation division since 2014 and prior to that was Managing Director for the rail and highways businesses.
CEO of delivery firm Yodel joins as Eurostar’s new Chief Executive. Mike Cooper will join in March replacing Nicolas Petrovic, who is to become Chief Executive Siemens in France. Cooper is also a former Executive of Arriva and EasyJet.
Have appointed TC Chew as Global Rail Leader to direct the firm’s global rail business. He joins Arup from Samsung Construction & Trading Corporation where he was President of Global Business Operations.
Simon Green has been appointed as its new Engineering Director and Ruth Busby as HR Director. Simon joins from Govia Thameslink where he was Head of Fleet Production and Ruth leaves AWE where she was Head of Transformation.
Eric Chassard has been appointed as the Project Director for the construction of Hitachi’s £10bn Wylfa nuclear power plant in Anglesey, he joins from Areva, where he was Senior Executive Vice-President of its New Areva business and Chairman and CEO of Areva Projects.
Jonathan Bridgewood has returned to First Group as Group Rail Technical Director. He moves back from Bombardier where he has been Maintenance Director since 2015.
Simon Aslett also joins from Bombardier as Head of Fleet Business Development.
Andrew Haynes has been appointed as Procurement Director at Heathrow, leaving Network Rail where he was Contracts & Procurement Director.
Have announced the appointment of Alena Kozakova as Senior Director of Analytics and Chief Economist. Alena originally joined the water regulator as Chief Economist in 2016.
Former Kier infrastructure Managing Director Jag Paddam has joined the contractor as an Associate Director with responsibility for Colas UK Projects.
Stephen Leo, who was UK Business Development Director at Bouygues, is also joining as Head of Preconstruction.
Andrew Tilford joins Skanska as Commercial Director for its infrastructure business. He leaves Interserve where he has been a Commercial Director since 2013.
Polly Payne and Ruth Hannant have joined the DfT as joint Director-Generals. They have job shared for the past seven years, including as Directors of Higher Education Reform.
Royal Haskoning DHV
Philip John has been appointed as Director of Highway/ Infrastructure Design as part of the Advisory Group. Philip is moving from Systra where he was Sector Director for Engineering and Infrastructure.
Charlie Johnson-Ferguson has been appointed to lead the transport and logistics advisory business. Charlie succeeds Coolin Desai, who led the sector since 2011.
Iain Bisset has joined as Director for Land and Transport. He moves across from WYG where he was a Divisional Director for Infrastructure and Built Environment.
Dominic Raab has replaced Alok Sharma as Housing Minister in Theresa May’s reshuffle and Jo Johnson has been appointed Minister of State at the DfT and Minister for London.
Have appointed Gareth Powell as Managing Director for Surface Transport. He succeeds Leon Daniels who has retired.
Have appointed Sally Cabrini as Director of Transformation, IT and People. Sally joins from United Utilities, where she has been performing a similar role.
Highways England’s Director of Commercial and Procurement, David Poole, is set to join HS2 this March to lead their procurement and supply chain teams.
National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)
Sir John Armitt is to lead the NIC, while a replacement is found for Lord Adonis as Chairman. Armitt, the NIC’s Deputy Chairman has been a member of the commission since its formation in 2015.
Have announced former Laing O’Rourke Director Steve Coleby will take over as Managing Director of its partnerships home division Lovell from April. He replaces Jonathan Goring who has become Partnerships Director for the group.
The group have also appointed James Corker as Regional Delivery Director North in the rail division, he moves from Spencer Group where he has been Regional Director since 2015.
North Midland Construction
Have announced two new appointments; Rob Walsh has been appointed as Plant and Transport Director, he joins from Travis Perkins where he was Regional Director.
Johnny Corkett has also been appointed as Group Financial Controller.
Tim Strong has joined the consultancy as Transport Innovation Director. He was previously at TRL as Director of their Transport Division.
Kate Kenny also joins the consultant as Senior Technical Director, Kate joins from Mott MacDonald where she was Operations Manager – Surface Transport.
Chief Financial Officer, Renier Vree is stepping down from March.
Have announced the permanent appointment of Peter Mumford as Executive Director of Major Projects and Capital Portfolio Management. Peter has held the post on an interim basis since August.
Have announced the appointment of former Porterbrook Operations Director, Alex White as their New Trains Director.
Tony Kearns joins as Regional Operations Director – Northern Europe. Tony leaves WSP where he was Strategy and Operations Director; Rail, Transit and Aviation.
Have appointed Antony Green as Head of Network Engineering. Antony leaves DNV GL where he was VP, Utilities and Infrastructure.
Glenn Lyons has been appointed as Professor of Future Mobility at the University of West England, he will work for Mott MacDonald part time.
Graham Bolton has also joined as Global Practice Leader for Aviation. He leaves Atkins where he has been Global Aviation Development Director since 2015.
Janardhan Sundaram has joined as Head of Rail, South Asia and Middle East. He leaves Atkins where he was Director for the Middle East.
Rail Freight Group
RFG Chairman Tony Berkeley has announced his intention to retire as Chairman at the RFG Annual General Meeting in November.