Greta Thunberg called out world leaders, Trump is at risk of impeachment, and what hasn’t Boris done this month…
And now that business is back to usual following the summer holidays (even for MP’s!) Let’s take a look at who the major movers and shakers in transport & infrastructure were in September.
Have appointed Catherine Warbrick as group HR Director and a member of its executive board. Warbrick joined Costain in 2006 and has performed a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Director of Learning and Development and Corporate Responsibility.
Chief Operating Officer Richard Robinson is to leave the company. Robinson is set to take up a job within the private sector having been in the post since September 2018.
Network Rail’s Regional Directors have each confirmed a series of appointments to their senior management teams as the company’s 14 new routes went live earlier this month.
The appointments are as follows:
The Eastern region (led by Rob McIntosh, Managing Director): Ellie Burrows – Route Director, Anglia, Gary Walsh – Route Director, East Midlands, Matthew Rice – Route Director, North & East, Paul Rutter – Route Director, East Coast.
Scotland’s Railway (led by Alex Hynes, Managing Director): Liam Sumpter – Route Director, Network Rail Scotland
Wales & Western region (led by Mark Langman, Managing Director): Bill Kelly- Route Director, Wales and Borders, Mike Gallop – Route Director, Western.
North West and Central region (led by Tim Shoveller, Managing Director): James Dean – Route Director, West Coast Mainline South, Phil James – Route Director, North West, Dave Penney – Route Director, Central.
Southern region (led by John Halsall, Managing Director): Mark Killick – Route Director, Wessex, Shaun King – Route Director, Sussex, Fiona Taylor – Route Director, Kent, Katie Frost – Route Director, Network Rail High Speed.
Have appointed Kier Major Projects Director Paul Gandy to head up its UK construction business. He will replace George Franks who is retiring in May, having spent 35 years with Interserve.
Have appointed Ken Norbury as Managing Director of its UK and Europe built environment business. Norbury succeeds Cathy Travers, who has become Managing Director of its UK and Europe regional business.
Have appointed regional directors for its bus operations in the north and south of England. Catherine Acton-Brazier will join as North of England Regional Director in November from BT and Carla Stockton-Jones has been appointed South of England Regional Director, moving from Sky.
Darren Parker has been promoted to Managing Director for Building in the North West. Parker joined Galliford Try as Commercial Director in 2016 and before that he was Regional Commercial Director at ISG.
Ben Woods has joined First Group as their Head of Engineering Best Practice. Woods leaves IPEX Consulting where he has been an Associate Director since 2017.
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Stuart Meek has been appointed as Operations Director, Rail Development, he moves internally from GTR where he was Train Services Director.
Richard Stacey, Sector Director for the UK and Ireland Development and Infrastructure team has left Systra to found his own Transport Planning Consultancy. Stacey joined Systra in 2015.
Susan Evans joins as its new Head of Rail for UK and Ireland. She joins AECOM from Alstom, where she was Managing Director (Urban and Services) and will focus on growing AECOM’s rail business in the region.
John Seed has been appointed as Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Unit. Seed leaves Mott MacDonald where he has most recently been Advisory Services – Global Sector Leader.
Andy Yates has joined as Technical Director within their aviation business unit. Yates leaves Mott MacDonald where he was Head of Airports & Masterplanning Services.
Alex Kauffman has joined as Communications Director for Crossrail. Kauffman has most recently been working at Gatwick Airport and is ex- Head of Communications for EDF on Hinkley Point C.
Have appointed Fredrik Gustavsson as Managing Director, Aviation. Gustavsson was previously with EasyJet as Head of Strategy Development and at McKinsey.
GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
Rob Mullen has joined as Train Services Director – Thameslink and Great Northern. He leaves Great Western Railway where he was Operations Director.
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Joseph Seal-Driver has been appointed Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover’s new high-end app-based ride-hailing service Havn. Seal-Driver joined JLR’S InMotion Ventures as Entrepreneur in Residence last year.
September is always a busy month for movers and shakers and this month has been no different, lots of our clients are shaking up their senior teams and looking to make some key hires. If you’ve found yourself in a similar position get in touch to see how we can help.