It’s been an unusual month to say the least! There has been a lot of bad news, but amongst the doom and gloom, we’ve also seen some really good news. Communities are helping one another out like never before, pollution in many major cities is down, and parents across the nation are getting fit thanks to Joe Wicks’ P.E. lessons.
Despite, the pressures companies are now facing, business must go on, so let’s take a look at the major movers and shakers in transport and infrastructure from March.
Sue Kershaw has joined as Managing Director for the Transport division. Kershaw will be responsible for the highways, rail and aviation sectors. She will also join the group’s executive board. Before joining Costain, Kershaw was Managing Director, Infrastructure Advisory Group at KPMG.
National Infrastructure Commission
James Heath has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Phil Graham who joined the Greater London Authority as Executive Director for Good Growth in January. Heath is currently Director of Digital Infrastructure at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Alastair Smyth has been appointed as Managing Director Formwork, he leaves Murphy Group where he has been Managing Director for Engineering and Specialist Businesses since 2016.
Managing Director, Leo Goodwin has stepped down from his role to pursue opportunities outside the group. Goodwin has been MD of the service since 2015 when FirstGroup took over the franchise. Liz Collins, currently Finance Director at TPE, will act as Interim Managing Director while TPE seek a permanent successor.
Christopher Tunnicliffe has joined AECOM as Director, Infrastructure UK&I. He leaves Turner & Townsend where he was Director for Infrastructure North West.
Nick Moore resigned as Managing Director of Kier Living earlier this month. He has been replaced by David Bridges was previously Sales and Marketing Director with McCarthy & Stone.
Richard Hall, Managing Director, has left the business after four years at the helm. Nigel Serafini, Lothian’s commercial director will step in as Interim Managing Director
Associated British Ports
Have announced the appointment of Lee Armstrong as Group Head of Commercial (Rail). Armstrong is currently the Commercial Director of GB Railfreight and will take up the position in May. Liam Day, currently GBRf’s Head of Contracts, will take over as Commercial Director.
Following the changeover from Arriva to the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort, Nick Donovan, who is the independent chair of the Network Performance Board, has been appointed Managing Director. Former Northern Rail MD, David Brown is moving into a different role within the public Northern’s new holding company DOHL.
Have appointed four new Regional Directors with responsibility for operational and financial performance at the franchise. Planning Performance Director Sarah Kelley has been named Regional Director West. Interim Service Delivery Director Richard Morris has been named Regional Director for East Midlands & East Anglia. Anna Weeks will join with responsibility for the North East & Scotland. John Robson will join CrossCountry in May as Regional Director for the West Midlands & North West.
Emma Ward has joined as Director General for Roads, Places and Environment Group. Ward was previously DG responsible for Domestic Planning and Implementation at the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Have appointed George Restall as its new Finance Director. Restall joins the contractor from Barratt where he was Divisional Finance Director for East London.
Andy Slater has joined as their new Managing Director. Slater leaves Amey where he has been for the last 4 years, most recently as Business Director, Strategic Consulting.
Railway Industry Association
Have announced that former foreign office and DfT official Kate Jennings has been appointed as its new Policy Director.
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