February has swept past, like storm Dennis swept the nation. Yorkshire Tea have found themselves in hot water, Tyson Fury brought the belt home but HS2 were the big winners this month after finally getting the all clear.
Let’s take a look at the major movers and shakers in Transport & Infrastructure from February…
Deputy Chief Executive Chris Sexton will step down from the project later this year. Sexton joined Crossrail in 2010 from Laing O’Rourke.
Former HS2 phase One MD, Jim Crawford, who was appointed Chief Programme Officer last month will also be joining the project’s board.
Charlene Wallace joins Network Rail as National Passenger Operations & Customer Experience Director. Wallace has most recently been Demobilisation Director at Virgin Trains and before that she was Mobilisation Programme Director for Transport for Wales Rail Services.
Mike Birch joins as Head of Rail UK. Birch leaves Capita where he has been National Rail Director since February last year. Before that he was Director of Projects at CH2M.
Tim Bentley has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, moving internally from his previous role as Head of UK Services. Bentley has been with the business since 2017.
Martin Chown has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Sellafield. Chown joined the company in March 2016 as Supply Chain Director before becoming the Deputy Chief Executive in September 2019.
Turner & Townsend Infrastructure Director, Dean Purvis has moved to Gleeds to head up its Infrastructure division. This move comes amid an ongoing rejig at Gleeds.
Have announced Rob van Wingerden will be stepping down as the group’s Chief Executive in April. Van Wingerden has been with BAM since 1988 and a member of the group’s executive board for the past 12 years. Chief Financial Officer, Frans de Houter will assume the role on an interim basis.
Mace has revealed a number of internal promotions to its newly formed consultancy division, which comes as part of a wider leadership restructure, announced last September.
Davendra Dabasia has been appointed as Managing Director for International Business, and Daniel Easthope as Managing Director for Property in the UK and Europe.
Steve Mason will lead cost consultancy; Mike Shaw will lead on technical services; Zoe Madams will lead on project management office services; Isabel McAlister will lead on creating a ‘responsible business’; and David Rumsey will run project and programme management.
Appointments to sector and regional-specific consultancy leadership positions include; Director of Public Sector Caroline Lassen; Director of Rail and Highways Sean Gray; and Energy, Utilities and Defence Business Lead Andy Sharples. Colin Harvey has been appointed as Director of UK regions and Carl Dainter has taken on the role of leading a new global aviation business.
Transport for NSW
Howard Collins has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer for the Greater Sydney Area. He has been seconded into this role for 12 months from his current position as Chief Executive of Sydney Trains & Group Rail.
Andrew Tilford moves internally to become Managing Director of Construction. Previously Commercial Director, Tilford joined Wildgoose in late 2018 after leaving Skanska.
Karl Goose has been appointed Managing Director for the UK business, succeeding Mario Mostoles who has returned to Spain. Goose has been with the business since 2007, most recently as Commercial Director.
Andrew Stephenson has been appointed as Minister for HS2, he also has responsibility for the Transpennine and Northern Powerhouse Rail routes. Prior to this appointment Stephenson has held positions in the Foreign Office and as a government whip.
Have appointed Nicola Hindle as Group Managing Director of Kier Highways. Hindle will join the group in May from Amey where she has spent the last 15 years, most recently as Managing Director for Rail and Consulting.
John Bettles has been appointed as Mott MacDonald’s Global Rail Systems Professional Head. He joins Mott Macdonald from High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd where he was Programme Director for Route Wide Systems.
Rose Richardson has also moved internally to become Ports, Costal & Offshore Director. Richardson has been Senior Project Manager (Maritime) for the last 3 years.
Gardiner & Theobald
Martin Rowark joins the consultancy as a Partner. Rowark leaves independent consultancy Watling Fosse where he has been a Principal since 2017. Prior to that he was a Consultant at The Nichols Group.
The Go-Ahead Group
Stephen Head has been appointed as Head of Fleet. He leaves Heathrow Express where he was Head of Fleet Engineering.
Vinci hires former Kier Director Garry Bowker, who has become Regional Director, North West. Bowker joins Vinci following eight years with Kier, where he was most recently in charge of the Manchester region.
Claire Magee has joined as HR Director for Ground Transportations Systems. She leaves Hitachi Rail where she has been since 2016.
Bek Seeley has been appointed as Managing Director of Lendlease’s European development operation succeeding Jonathan Emery. Seeley has been with the company for over four years, most recently as UK Development Chief Operating Officer.
Have announced several management appointments. Mike Watson is to become permanent Managing Director for South West, having taken up the role on an interim basis last November. Marc Turley becomes the new Group Commercial Director, and Mark Wallis has been appointed as Engineering Director for the South East.
Rail Freight Group
Joe O’Donnell has joined as Head of Policy. He was previously Head of Policy and Communications at the Heritage Alliance.
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