Movers and Shakers in Transport & Infrastructure the Headlines from October 2023

Movers and Shakers in Transport & Infrastructure the Headlines from October 2023

Keep up to date with who’s who across Transport & Infrastructure with our latest Movers and Shakers roundup…

Balfour Beatty

Have announced that Mark Bullock, Chief Executive Officer UK Construction Services,  will step down at the end of the year after more than three years in the role.


David Rowsell has been named Managing Director of Kier Construction London and Cheryl Parsons as Regional Director for Kier Construction Southern. Rowsell has joined from Morgan Sindall, where he was the Northern Home Counties Area Director. Parsons joined moves internally from her role as Health Sector Director.


Jonathan Wilcock is set to leave Skanska after three years as Managing Director Infrastructure. Simon Clitheroe has been appointed as his successor. Clitheroe has been Commercial Director for the Infrastructure operating unit and a member of the leadership team since 2015.

Scottish Water

Have appointed Lynne Highway as People Director. She joins from Natwest where she was Director of Colleague Experience and HR Transformation.


Former Galliford Try Environment Division Managing Director Stephen Slessor is joining water treatment specialist RSE as its new CEO. Slessor will start in his new role in January following a 17-year career at Galliford Try.

Galliford Try have promoted Mark Shadrick to the role of Managing Director of its Environment division.

Auckland One Rail

Martin Kearney joins as Chief Executive. He leaves Nexus where he has been Managing Director since 2020.


Former Amey Chief Executive Amanda Fisher is joining Costain as a Non-Executive Director. She will take up the role in December alongside former United Utilities Group CEO Steve Mogford who is also joining the board as two existing Non-Executive Directors move on.


Have announced the appointment of Danny Gilbert as Strategy Director of the Transport Infrastructure business to take responsibility for long-term strategic growth across the Transport Infrastructure business unit. Gilbert leaves Arriva where he was most recently Chief Commercial Officer.

The Go-Ahead Group

Have announced that Christian Schreyer has agreed with the Board to stand down as Group Chief Executive at the end of October 2023, when he will be succeeded by Miguel Ángel Parras, Chief Investment Officer at Globalvia.

Transport UK

Have appointed Martin Beable as New Trains and Fleet Director. He moves internally in the group from Greater Anglia after four years as Engineering Director.


Stephen Horrax joins as Head of Department Energy Transition. He leaves Jacobs where he has been for the past 9 years, most recently as Head of New Energy and Advisory.


Frank Ibe moves internally to become Executive Vice President, Customer & Transit Operations. Ibe joined Metrolinx last year as Vice President Rail Services & Operations.

Bachy Solentanche

Neil Grosset joins as Project Director. He leaves Costain where he has spent the last 8 years, most recently as Programme Director on the £1.34bn A66 Northern Trans Pennine Route.


Colin Niccolls joins as Project Director – Sitewide Infrastructure on the Trojena Project – Saudi Arabia. He leaves STRABAG where he was Technical Director.

Cubic Transportation Systems

Have announced that Peter Torrellas has joined as President of Cubic Transportation Systems, following former President Jeff Lowinger’s retirement on October 13.

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Author: Jim Newsom

Jim Newsom

Managing Director