Another year over, and what a year it has been!
While the world insisted that we should try turning 2016 off and on again, it hasn’t all been bad news, Brexit and celebrity deaths.
For the transport and infrastructure sectors we have seen some major progress. Heathrow airport finally received the government’s backing to build a third runway, Hinkley Point C was given the green light and contracts for the enabling works on the first phase of High Speed 2 have been awarded. This is all amongst countless other projects taking shape across the country.
As we all get back to work after too many mince pies, let’s take a look at the movers and shakers from December:-
Mike Kean Abellio UK Rail Development Director has been appointed Deputy MD for Abellio Greater Anglia. Julian Edwards MD Finance & Commercial has taken on the UK Rail Development remit.
Black & Veatch
Have appointed Stuart Alexander as UK Engineering Director for Design & Build. He joins them from Jacobs where he was Divisional Director.
Lawrence Summers, Managing Director has announced that he will be leaving to re-join Morrison Utility Services. He will immediately go on secondment to the Thames Water Infrastructure Alliance to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Matt Sercombe has joined TRL as Infrastructure Director. Matt was previously Head of Tunnels and structures at Transport for London.
Phil Young who has been Head of Online with TfL for the past 5 years has announced he will be leaving in the coming months.
Paul Woolley leaves from his position as Bid Director to join Vossloh Kiepe as Sales & Marketing Director.
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James Llewellyn has joined as a Technical Director in the Birmingham-based development team office. He was a senior managing consultant with Atkins
Amec Foster Wheeler
Chris Hanley has been joined the consultant as Technical Director – transport planning. He was a Senior Technical Leader at Atkins.
Stuart Freeman has been appointed Director of Operations at Jacobs. He previously held the position of Divisional Director.
Martin Higgitt moves internally to take on the position of Market Director – Sustainable Travel and Transport. He previously held the position of Associate Director in JMP (who were acquired last year by Systra).
Steve Knights has taken on the position of Head of Marketing at c2c, he moves internally from National Express where he was Head of Marketing, UK Bus.
Are you ready for 2017?
Now that the New Year is upon us, many of our clients are asking to meet us to discuss resourcing plans for key hires in 2017. As you can see, not many people took on new positions last month, we expect this will all change in January.
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