Spring has sprung, the evenings are getting longer and the sun has made a long awaited appearance. Just as long as we don’t mention the dreaded B word then things are looking up.
But Theresa May isn’t the only one that’s been polishing up their CV of late, let’s take a look at the major movers and shakers in transport and infrastructure from March…
Have announced that, former Wates CEO, Andrew Davies is to be their new CEO succeeding Haydn Mursell. Philip Cox, who has been acting as Interim CEO, will return to his position as a non-executive chairman.
Graham Prothero, Galliford Try’s Group Finance Director has been appointed as Chief Executive, following Peter Truscott’s departure for housebuilder Crest Nicholson after three years at the helm.
Faithful + Gould
Michael Odling joins as Regional Director for the North, leaving Mace where he has been Head of Rail since May 2017.
Darren Cumner has joined as COO for Rolling Stock succeeding Graham Taylor. Cumner joins from Babcock International where he has been Director of Production , and was previously the Plant Manager for Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe site
West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE)
Have announced the appointment of Malcolm Holmes as Executive Director. Reporting into both WMRE and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Malcolm’s permanent appointment comes after filling the interim role for the past few years.
Joanna Mole has joined the Midlands team as Director of Strategic Consulting for Transportation. Mole joins from Jacobs where she was a Project Director.
David Wildman also joins as Technical Director, Transport Planning based in Manchester, leading the local government transport planning team. He leaves WSP where he was Technical Director.
Mark Southwell moves to AECOM as their Managing Director – Civil Infrastructure UK&I. He joins from Jacobs where he has been VP of the Rail and Geotechnical unit.
Andrew Wylie is to step down after 14 years as Chief Executive. He is to be succeeded by Alex Vaughan who is the current Managing Director of Natural Resources.
Atkins President Nick Roberts has been lined up to take over from John Carter as CEO of Travis Perkins. Roberts, who is currently in charge of Atkins running the engineering, design and project management business for parent company SNC-Lavalin, will take over at Travis Perkins on 5 August.
James Duffett joins Lovell as Managing Director, South Wales and South West. He leaves Laing O’Rourke where he has been for the last 14 years, most recently as Commercial Leader.
Tom Joyner succeeds Andy Cooper as MD from June 1st. Joyner was previously MD for Arriva Trains Wales.
Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Taskforce
The government have appointed Mike Brown, the Commissioner of TfL as Chair of the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Taskforce. The taskforce is a collaboration between the DfT, TfL, HS2, Network Rail and Highways England.
William Gilpin has been appointed as Director of Train Operations. Gilpin leaves Serco where he has been Country Manager for SERCO Saudia Arabia.
Looking to make some changes to your senior teams? Click HERE to get in touch.