As we move in to April, it looks like we’ve seen the last of the snow (fingers crossed) and spring is finally making an appearance.
In March, we saw data scandals, the Salisbury nerve agent attack and Ant and Dec gone wild. But who in transport and infrastructure’s made the news this month.
Let’s take a look at the movers and shakers in Transport & Infrastructure from March…
Battersea Power Station Development Company
Chief Executive Rob Tincknell has resigned after ten years. He will leave the company in the summer but retain an advisory role on the project board.
The Chief Executive of Crossrail Andrew Wolstenholme is to join BAE Systems as the company’s new UK Managing Director of Maritime and Land. He is set to join in May after he leaves Crossrail.
Have appointed Ian Hay as Strategic Rail Operations Director. He leaves AECOM where he was Director of Major Projects- Rail.
Have appointed Manoj Gupta as Rail Director Manoj joins from AECOM, where he was Director of UK Rail South
They have also strengthened their transportation planning and traffic engineering capability in the Midlands, North and Scotland with the appointment of Darren McCrohan as Technical Director in the firm’s Manchester office.
Canary Wharf Contractors
Cormac MacCrann has stepped down as Managing Director. It is understood he does not have a new role lined up at this time.
Govia Thameslink Railway
Have announced that Patrick Verwer will join as Chief Operating Officer from the start of September, replacing Nick Brown in the role. He was previously Managing Director of London Midland.
Dyer & Butler
Have announced the appointment of Chris Darlow as their new Rail Director, set to focus on the upcoming CP6 framework. He joins from Osborne where he was Delivery Director- Rail.
Have appointed Will Serle as Chief People Officer, he left Amec Foster Wheeler in October where he was also Chief People Officer.
Fergus Robertson-Howard has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer UK and Ireland. He has moved internally from Business Development Director UK and Ireland.
Rob Muir has joined as the group’s first Chief Digital Officer. He joins from digital agency McCann where he was a Senior Director.
Carillion’s former Highways MD Duncan Elliott and Highways Commercial Director David Bates have both joined Galliford Try. Duncan Elliott joins as joins MD of its highways business and David Bates as Highways Commercial Director.
Skanska is undergoing a major reshuffle with all if its UK building expertise merging into two organisations – one focusing on construction and the other on building services. Skanska’s two building operations units will be brought together into one organisation, with Steve Holbrook as Managing Director.
The company is also bringing together its facilities services operation and its mechanical and electrical engineering business into one building services organisation. The Managing Director will be Adam McDonald.
In its infrastructure business, Andrew English becomes the new Managing Director of its infrastructure operations, taking over from James Richardson, who will assume the role of Managing Director for Skanska’s work on HS2.
East Midlands Airport
Karen Smart, currently Director of Landside Operations at London Stansted Airport, has been appointed as Managing Director of East Midlands Airport.
Turner & Townsend
Have appointed Patricia Moore as UK Managing Director and executive board member. She has been Managing Director of Turner & Townsend’s UK infrastructure business since 2015.
Buildings MD Mark Cowlard has been promoted to UK CEO, as former UK boss Alan Brookes stepped up to Group Executive for UK, Europe and the Middle East.
They have also announced the appointment of ex- Skanska CEO, Mike Putnam to its Supervisory Board succeeding Ian Grice, who has served as a Supervisory Board member since 2010 and is not available for re-appointment.
Transport for the North has appointed Tim Wood as Director of Northern Powerhouse Rail. He has been undertaking the role on an interim basis on secondment from Amey.
The Government and TfL have appointed Mike Gerrard former MD of the Thames Tideway Tunnel to Chair the affordability review into Crossrail 2.
Have made two senior appointments in Transport. David Ellis has joined as a Director and Transport Consultancy Leader for London and South East and Mike Savage has joined as a Director and Transport Development Leader for London and South East. Both join from WSP.
Derek Provan has joined as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Glasgow Airport. He joins from Heathrow where he was Interim COO.
Have appointed David Picton as Interim Executive Director for Commercial and Procurement. He has previously led Safety and Supply Chain Development at Carillion.
Chief Executive Ian Lawson has permanently stepped down from his post with Alan Dunsmore taking the position full time.
Gillian Risdale has joined as Regional Director for Highways in the South West and Wales. She joins from Highways England where she was a Transformation Manager.
Currie & Brown
Have appointed eight new Directors, with five joining the company and three being promoted from within. Subramaniam Krishan joins as Director within Health Planning, Steve Parker joins as Director of Rail, Tony Wadeson joins the infrastructure team with a focus on estimating and cost planning, Jim Tucker also joins the infrastructure group and Ken Scott joins the Edinburgh office.
The three current employees who have been promoted are Mike Bertie in the Edinburgh office, Gavin Ferraris in the London office and Brian Rennison in the Jersey office.
Go North East
Kevin Carr is to retire from his position as Managing Director of the bus operator in June. He has been with the company for 43 years.
The Campaign for Better Transport
Have begun the hunt for a new Chief Executive following Stephen Joseph’s decision to retire later this year after 30 years in post.