Skanska announces management changes to 'sustain its momentum'
Skanska UK has announced several new executive and senior management changes in order to maintain the solid business foundations to underpin its growth and the strategic focus to sustain its momentum. The changes take effect from July 1, 2015.
Thomas Faulkner becomes executive vice president, and joins the Executive Management Team with executive responsibility for the company’s utilities, cementation and facilities services operating units. Faulkner has been managing director, Civil Engineering, and is succeeded in that role by James Richardson, who moves from operations director.
Andrew English takes on the role of managing director, Utilities, promoted from his current position of commercial director, Civil Engineering. He takes over the role from Peter Jones, who moves to a new role leading Skanska’s approach to HS2, the planned high-speed railway between London, the Midlands and the North.
Adrian Cooke is promoted from his current role as senior operations director to managing director, Infrastructure Services.
Commenting on the management changes, Mike Putnam, president and CEO at Skanska UK, said: “These changes come at an important time for Skanska as we continue on our path of profitable, sustainable growth. They also demonstrate our commitment to nurturing our talent and promoting from within, in line with our determination to be a leader in people development.
“Having the leaders in place to manage our business over the next few years, as we grow to deliver the work we have won and will win, is essential.”
New work at Skanska includes the contract to build the New Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, as well as several significant water framework contracts at Thames Water, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Anglian Water. More than 750 new employees joined Skanska UK last year and the company expects to recruit a further 1,000 people over the next 18 months.
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