Movers and shakers in transport & infrastructure – the headlines from March 2022

The sun is finally shining and Spring is officially here.

Congratulations to all of our Movers and Shakers from March, let’s take a look at who has moved where this month…

Sizewell C

EDF have appointed Stephen Billingham, a former Chief Financial Officer at electricity firm British Energy, in an advisory capacity to the executive team for Sizewell C as it takes steps to become an independent company. He will become Chair of the project later this year.

They have also announced that Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson is retiring as Director of Nuclear Development for Sizewell C.

Royal BAM Group

Two Executive Directors have left BAM’s UK and Ireland division following a rejig of its reporting structures.

Bruce Dickson has stepped down from his role as Transformation Director UK & Ireland after more than 30 years with the business and Doug Keillor leaves his roles as Executive Director having joined the business in 1990.


Have announced the appointment of Rob Mullen as Managing Director, following the departure of Ben Ackroyd who leaves this Spring. Rob joins c2c from GTR, where he was Train Services Director for Thameslink and Great Northern.


Have appointed Natascha McIntyre-Hall as its new Head of Regeneration. McIntyre-Hall returns to the business after a stint as Assistant Director of Strategic Developments with Portsmouth City Council.

Rider Levett Bucknall

Chris Trew and Peter Baxter have joined as Partner and Associate Partner respectively, leading its new utilities advisory service. The pair had previously been Directors at Gleeds for just over two years.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Have announced that Claire Ansley has been appointed to the new role of People and Customer Experience Director. Ansley, who has been Customer Experience Director for four years, will additionally oversee the People team.


Have appointed two new Directors to target expansion in the pharmaceuticals sector. Claire Sedgwick becomes Mace Consult’s Strategic Lead for Business Development, leaving Atkins.

Sandra Davies, who joins from Jacobs, was named as Engineering and Technical SME Lead.


David Hatfield has joined as Business Development Director for their Rail business. Hatfield leaves Grand Central Railway where he has been Fleet Director since 2011.


Have announced the appointment of Sarah Mussenden to Group Chief Financial Officer, joining in May. She joins from Royal Mail where she has been Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Mott MacDonald

Simon Hubbard has also joined as EUNA Major Pursuits Lead. He leaves ARCADIS where he was Strategic Pursuits Director.

McLaren Construction

Have appointed former Sir Robert McAlpine London boss Paul Heather into a new role as Group Managing Director of its construction business where he will report into the firm’s owners Kevin Taylor and Phil Pringle. Heather left McAlpine last September after four years at the firm.

Balfour Beatty

Have appointed Louise Hardy to sit on its board as a Non-Executive Director. Hardy’s most recent executive role was as European Project-Excellence Director for AECOM.

National Grid

Will Serle has joined as Chief People Officer. He leaves Capita where he has been Chief People Officer since 2018.

Network Rail

Have appointed Robin Dobson as Group Property Director, replacing Stuart Kirkwood who is leaving the organisation after 11 years. Dobson joins from Hammerson Plc.

Laing O’Rourke

Have appointed Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, to its board as a Non-Executive Director.

West Midlands Trains

Have announced the appointment of Ian McConnell – currently Chief Operating Officer at ScotRail – as its new Managing Director. He will join WMT once ScotRail has successfully been handed over to the new public body, Scottish Rail Holdings.

Linbrooke Services

Saul Brennan has joined as Group Commercial Director. He leaves Network Rail where he began his career in 2002, most recently he was Programme Commercial Manager – NW&C Capital Delivery.


Have announced that Charlotte Pearce will be joining the company as Head of UK Rail. Pearce has most recently been working as a Consultant to the Digital Catapult.


Chief Executive Officer of Knorr-Bremse AG, Jan Mrosik, is leaving the company with effect from the end of April. Chief Financial Officer Frank Markus Weber will additionally assume the duties of CEO on an interim basis until a replacement is found.


Lorraine Gregory has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the Midlands, succeeding Dawn Karakatsanis, who has held the post for four-and-a-half years. Gregory has joined CECA from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).


Have appointed Alice Gillman as Head of Business Development. She joins from Vivarail where she has spent seven years as Head of Marketing.

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Author: Jim Newsom

Jim Newsom

Managing Director