It’s hard to believe that this is the penultimate movers and shakers for 2020, but as we move in December, we can still see that the Transport & Infrastructure sectors are thriving despite a pretty tough year for us all.
Check out the latest movers and shakers from the transport and infrastructure sectors…
Balfour Beatty UK Construction Services CEO Dean Banks has announced that he is leaving at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by rail and utilities boss Mark Bullock next week.
Matthew Steele has been appointed Managing Director for Rail and Utilities.
Charlie Hodgson has joined as Managing Director for Transport & Infrastructure. Hodgson joins from The Go-Ahead Group where he was Managing Director of Rail Development and Chairman of their Nordic and German businesses. He succeeds Steve Smith who retires from WSP UK after nearly six years with the business.
Have named Helen Willis as its new Chief Financial Officer. She succeeds Tony Bickerstaff, who announced in early October that he was leaving the company after 14 years in the role. Willis was previously CFO at De la Rue.
Darren Colderwood will be joining as Capital Delivery Director for the Southern region in January. He leaves Heathrow Airport where he has been for the last 11 years, most recently as Director of Infrastructure & PMO. He is succeeded at Heathrow by Alistair Awcock.
Stephen Hopkinson also joins as Operations Director – East Midlands Route. He leaves Northern Rail where he has been for the last 8 years, most recently as Regional Director East.
Anna-Jane Hunter also left the business at the end of last month. She has been Director North of England Rail since 2018, and has joined consulting firm Winder Phillips as a Partner.
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Davide Stronati has been appointed as Director of Sustainability. He leaves Mott MacDonald where he has been Global Head of Sustainability and Climate Change since 2012.
Nassar Majothi has moved to HS2 as Head of Systems Integration, having spent the last year seconded into the role from WSP where he was Executive Leadership Team, Director and Deputy Head of Rail.
Have rejigged its management structure and made two key non-executive group board appointments. Former Multiplex Chief Ashley Muldoon and Phil Wilbraham, former Expansion Programme Director for Heathrow Airport, join the board of Keltbray Holdings.
Keltbray has also been re-organised into three key operating businesses along broad sector lines with their own managing directors under the holding company.
Michael O’Hagan is appointed Managing Director, Keltbray Built Environment, reporting to Vince Corrigan, Chief Operating Officer.
Martin Brown is confirmed as Managing Director of Keltbray Rail reporting to Phil Price, Managing Director of Infrastructure.
Mike Snee is appointed Managing Director, Keltbray Energy, also reporting to Price.
Chris Ham joins as Head of Bidding. He leaves HS2 where he has been Head of Rolling Stock Procurement since 2015.
Andrew McLaren has been appointed as Regional Director for Scotland. McLaren has been a Director at Babcock Rail for the last 16 years.
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Have appointed Andrew Haynes as Commercial Director. Haynes has most recently been working as an Independent Consultant, and before that he was Procurement Director at Heathrow Airport.
AECOM UK Chief Financial Officer Cheryl McCall has left the company, becoming the fourth senior employee to leave the consultant since July. A successor has yet to be announced.
Harjit Lota joins as a Director in the Public Transport Consulting practice. He leaves BAE Systems Applied Intelligence where he has been Digital Services & New Business Director, Transport & Critical National Infrastructure.
Have appointed Charlotte Warburton as Partner for Transport in their Consulting business. Warburton leaves PA Consulting where she has been since 2015, most recently as a Partner and Head of Rail.
James Dowle has joined as Partner and Global Head of Rail. Dowle leaves Mott MacDonald where he has been Divisional Director: Head of Infrastructure, Advisory since 2016.
Chris Lynch has been appointed as Vice President – Transportation and Infrastructure. He leaves PA Consulting where he has been a Partner since 2014.
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Keolis Downer, which will run Adelaide Metro train services from 31 January 2021, have appointed Robert Tatton-Jones as Managing Director. He leaves Yarra Trams, where he was Chief Operating Officer.
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Rachel Skinner, current ICE Vice President, has been officially elected as the next President by ICE Council and will succeed Paul Sheffield in November 2020 as the ICE’s second female president.
Transport for the North
Chief Executive Barry White has announced that he will step down from the role in May 2021 to take a career break. The search for his successor is underway.
Have appointed Dave Bennett as Operations, Improvements and Innovation Director for its UK and Europe business. Bennett leaves AECOM where he has most recently been Head of Business Continuity and before that Managing Director – Buildings and Places, UK&I Region.
East West Rail
Have appointed Joanna Whittington and Professor Lynette Ryals OBE as Non-Executive Directors. Whittington was Chief Executive of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) from 2016 to 2018. She is now Director General for energy and security at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Professor Ryals is Chief Executive of MK:U.
Group Chief Executive Simon Roopchand has stepped down from his post. Roopchand, who took up the role in July 2018, left the CEO position last month for personal reasons.
Have appointed James Brotherton as CFO. Brotherton will take over from current finance boss Rob Wood on 1 January. The company announced last month that Wood will take over as Chief Executive following the departure of Pat Ward.
Have announced the appointment of Nick Dunn as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2021. Dunn joins CityFibre from Gatwick Airport where he served the last ten years as CFO.