David Thomas

Barratt FD to succeed Mark Clare as chief exec

27 Mar 15

Clare to step down as chief executive after nine years leading the housebuilder

Sadie Morgan

Sadie Morgan appointed chair of HS2 design panel

23 Mar 15

Director of dRMM appointed chair of independent panel to oversee design quality of mammoth HS2 project

Mark Naysmith WSP

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff unveil UK leadership team

26 Feb 15

Former WSP UK managing director Mark Naysmith will run the combined division

Douglas McCormick

Sweett hires former Atkins MD as chief exec

23 Feb 15

Douglas McCormick will take the helm at Sweett next month

Rob Watts

Construction appointments: 20 February 2015

20 Feb 15

Stanhope, TP Bennett and WSP are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions


Osborne chief exec to step down

16 Feb 15

David Fison to hand over to Osborne’s construction boss after six years as chief exec

Tony Dixon

Morgan Sindall London boss replaced after 10 months

6 Feb 15

The head of Morgan Sindall’s London construction business has been replaced after just 10 months in the job

Alan Brookes

Arcadis unveils senior leadership team

4 Feb 15

Consultant reshuffles senior team in wake of Hyder acquisition

Balfour Beatty

Balfour hires £400k-a-year finance boss

20 Jan 15

Recruitment of Philip Harrison is latest move in boardroom shake-up

HCA chief executive Bob Kerslake

Peabody lines up Kerslake for chairman role

9 Jan 15

Head of civil service takes up role this summer

Murray Rowden

T&T boss named chair of Constructing Excellence

12 Dec 14

T&T infrastructure boss Murray Rowden named chairman of Constructing Excellence


T&T boosts China and US divisions with senior hires

10 Dec 14

Consultant announces four senior appointments

Duncan Green and Joanna Griffin Shaw

Pick Everard names senior management team

1 Dec 14

Consultant appoints new senior partner and management partner


Architect Ryder on recruitment drive

20 Nov 14

Practice hires 13 architects, including Glasgow-based director

Sean Birrane

Lakehouse appoints new chief executive

31 Oct 14

Contractor promotes Sean Birrane to lead the firm, amid major senior management reshuffle

Wembley and Etihad stadiums

HOK picks London boss as it targets UK growth

31 Oct 14

US architect transfers Daniel Hajjar from Dubai office to helm new strategy with emphasis on sport architecture

Balfour Beatty infographic 17 October

City hails Balfour Beatty’s new chief executive

17 Oct 14

Outgoing Qinetiq chief executive Leo Quinn promises to ‘restore Balfour Beatty to its rightful place on the global stage’

Kenneth Wood

Sweett makes two senior appointments

30 Sep 14

Consultant appoints executive operations director and a European deputy managing director

Keith Clarke

Ex-Atkins boss appointed to £850m Swansea tidal project

22 Sep 14

Former Atkins chief executive appointed as non-executive chair on Swansea tidal lagoon power project

Laurence Brett

Aecom promotes 20 to become UK directors

1 Sep 14

Hires take total number of new directors this year to 55

Peter Jacobs

Wilson James hires former Morgan Sindall London boss

19 Aug 14

Peter Jacobs joins logistics firm’s board as non-executive director

Mark Hoyland

Balfour Beatty appoints new boss for troubled M&E business

7 Aug 14

Former Peverel Property Services boss to handle turn-around of Balfour’s mechanical and electrical engineering division


Babcock appoints international chief executive

29 Jul 14

Firm promotes finance director to head up its overseas operations

Phil Todd

Atkins hires major projects boss

22 Jul 14

Atkins has hired Phill Todd from engineering group Fluor as group managing director for major projects

Simon Ayers

Trustmark appoints new boss

21 Jul 14

Simon Ayers joins quality body from Capita

John Dodds

Sweett appoints John Dodds as chairman

17 Jul 14

Severfield chair and former Kier boss will head up Sweett board

Colette O'Shea

Colette O'Shea takes over BCO presidency

17 Jul 14

O’Shea formally takes over role and pledges to put occupier “centre stage”

Mike Johnson

Hyde Group hires London development boss

3 Jul 14

Housing association has appointed a development director for London

Steve Hollingswood

Former Laing O'Rourke boss joins £850m Swansea tidal project

1 Jul 14

Laing O’Rourke’s former Australian boss to lead the construction of £850m Swansea tidal lagoon power project

Alun Williams

Balfour Beatty makes four senior hires

27 Jun 14

Contractor boosts major projects, regional and engineering services businesses

Tim Holden

WYG appoints new head of UK

9 Jun 14

Appointee is also a member of WYG’s global leadership team

Jeffrey Hume

Hyder appoints new chairman

2 Jun 14

Jeffrey Hume will succeed Sir Alan Thomas from 1 August

Turner & Townsend

T&T makes scores of senior promotions

16 May 14

Consultant appoints 28 directors and 58 associate directors

Selina Mason

Construction appointments: 09 May 2014

9 May 14

HOK. Linden Homes and Network Rail are among those announcing appointments and promotions this week


Horizon makes three senior hires

2 May 14

Client behind two proposed nuclear power plants recruits senior executives


Balfour Beatty poaches senior Network Rail director

15 Apr 14

Uma Shanker joins contractor as chief operating officer of Balfour Beatty’s M&E arm

Jacquelyn Fox

Construction appointments: 28 March 2014

28 Mar 14

ISG, Gleeds and LDA Design are among those announcing appointments and promotions this week

Dragon poaches Aecom director

26 Mar 14

James Caans’ development firm L+M hires former Aecom director


Construction appointments: 14 March 2014

14 Mar 14

Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try and Sweett Group are among the companies making promotions and new appointments


Construction appointments: 28 February 2014

28 Feb 14

Savills, Jones Lang LaSalle and Keepmoat are among the companies making promotions and new appointments

Alain Michaelis

Rolls Royce man to helm Keller

24 Mar 15

Alain Michaelis will become chief executive of contractor in May

Andrew Costa and Tim Jeffrey

Ryder poaches senior architect from Jestico & Whiles

19 Mar 15

Andrew Costa becomes Ryder architectural director in its London office


Bovis appoints group finance director

26 Feb 15

Housebuilder appoints Earl Sibley

Peter Baker HSE

HSE appoints new construction inspector

20 Feb 15

Peter Baker switches chemicals and explosives health and safety brief for construction

John Allan

Tesco hires Barratt man as chairman

18 Feb 15

Retail giant adds Barratt chairman John Allan to its board

Philip Aiken

Balfour Beatty picks new chairman

11 Feb 15

Contractor picks energy and mining figure to run board

Majella Lynch

Construction appointments: 6 February 2015

6 Feb 15

IM Properties, Lovell and Parsons Brinckerhoff are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions

Former Sir Robert McAlpine boss joins Keltbray

28 Jan 15

Vince Corrigan was director of McAlpine’s London and South-east business

Birmingham HS2 3

HS2 hires two for senior team

15 Jan 15

Infrastructure client appoints two to its top team


HS2 hires ex-Lend Lease boss

6 Jan 15

Infrastructure firm hires procurement boss who left the Australian construction giant at the end of last year


RLB shakes up team to run 'like a partnership'

12 Dec 14

UK divison undergoes senior management shake-up that promotes more ‘collegiate’ management approach

Robert Boell

Construction appointments: 5 December 2014

5 Dec 14

Gensler, Scott Brownrigg and WYG are among firms announcing appointments and promotions

Barry  Coltrini

Construction appointments: 21 November 2014

21 Nov 14

Cundall , Essential Living and Colt are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week

Lance Taylor

Former RLB boss Lance Taylor joins Persimmon

12 Nov 14

Taylor joins UK’s largest housebuilder as South-east development director


Kier hires ex-Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss

31 Oct 14

Exclusive: Former Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure joins rival to head up regional division

Construction generic pic

Construction appointments: 19 October 2014

24 Oct 14

HS2 Ltd, Osborne and Gardiner & Theobald are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week

Richard Stearn

Berkeley poaches Quintain finance director

7 Oct 14

Berkeley Group lures back former finance boss from rival developer Quintain


Keller chief to step down

26 Sep 14

Justin Atkinson announces he will leave the role of chief executive at the end of 2015

Construction appointments: 19 September 2014

19 Sep 14

Lend Lease, Ryden and Haworth Estates are among the firms announcing promotions and appointments this week

Heather Bryant

Construction Appointments: 22 August 2014

22 Aug 14

Persimmon Homes, Balfour Beatty and Mitie are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions

Colin Whitfield

Bouygues UK appoints new QS boss

8 Aug 14

Group commercial director charged with expanding Bouygues UK’s 230-strong QS team

Michael Cooper

Construction appointments: 1 August 2014

1 Aug 14

Mite, Parsons Brinckerhoff and CBRE are among the firms and organisations announcing promotions and appointments

Construction appointments: 25 July 2014

25 Jul 14

McLaren Construction, Lovell and JH Shouksmith and Sons are among the firms announcing appointments this week

Clive Anderson

WYG launches major projects unit

22 Jul 14

Consultant appoints Clive Anderson to lead the new division

Mark Colby

Construction appointments: 18 July 2014

18 Jul 14

PCKO, Pick Everard and Aecom are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions this week

Chris Powell

DBK appoints two new partners

17 Jul 14

Consultant promotes two staff focusing on private residential and commercial sectors

Peter Mawson

Construction appointments: 4 July 2014

4 Jul 14

Capita, John Rowan and Partners and Atkins are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions this week

Tomas Neeson

Cundall appoints new boss

1 Jul 14

Tomás Neeson takes over from David Dryden as managing partner at engineerign consultant

Andrew Henderson

WSP makes string of senior hires

30 Jun 14

Consultant strengthens its building service business

Mark Langdale

EC Harris makes two senior hires

11 Jun 14

Firm makes two senior appointments in its public sector team

Rick de Blaby

Construction appointments: 6 June 2014

6 Jun 14

United House, Hilson Moran and Sisk are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions this week

HCA makes two senior hires

23 May 14

Homes and Communities Agency appoints executive director of programmes and head of North-east, Yorkshire and the Humber


BBC picks architects for new framework

15 May 14

Exclusive: Four practices appointed to two-year nationwide design framework for the BBC

Saudi - RLB

Rider Levett Bucknall sets out expansion plans

9 May 14

Consultant’s UK division outlines plans to become a circa £70m-turnover business

John Sinfield

CPA appoints Knauf man as chairman

23 Apr 14

John Sinfield replaces Geoff Cooper in the role

Richard Beresford

NFB appoints news chief executive

3 Apr 14

Richard Beresford joins from the British Medical Association

Quentin Keeble

Essential Living hires Lend Lease manager

28 Mar 14

Quentin Keeble joins from Lend Lease to oversee 7,000-home pipeline

Mark Robinson

Scape reshuffles top team

17 Mar 14

Public sector procurement body makes string of senior appointments

Peter Rees

Peter Rees exits City to become Bartlett professor

7 Mar 14

Planner who reshaped the Square Mile over 29 years will leave next month


Balfour Beatty man takes reins at Chinese project manager

26 Feb 14

Former Balfour Beatty director Rob Walker becomes chief executive of SIP


Haydn Mursell

Interview: Haydn Mursell

27 Mar 15

Haydn Mursell, Kier’s third chief executive in five years, is keen to maintain the firm’s traditional financial disciplines, while using his background in corporate mergers and acquisitions to push for future growth. Will he manage it?

Nick Taylor

Interview: Nick Taylor

19 Mar 15

Nick Taylor closed the Russian office of his company, Waterman Group, one month before Putin annexed the Crimea. He explains why pulling back from developing markets and focusing on the UK is right for the engineer

Peter Rogers

Interview: Peter Rogers

13 March 2015

Despite a career spent working on London’s skyline, Peter Rogers has never lost his hunger for a challenge. Which is just as well, as he’s taking on the Pinnacle, possibly the capital’s most troubled project

Steve Edge

Interview: Steve Edge

5 Feb 15

Six years ago designer Steve Edge was advocating corporate rebranding as a way of surviving the recession. Now that the market place is hotting up again, he thinks firms should be even more aware about their image

Stef Stefanou

Interview: Stef Stefanou

16 Jan 15

The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

Paul King

Interview: Paul King

11 Dec 14

Outgoing head of the UK Green Building Council Paul King sees an industry in large part willing to deliver the government’s green agenda. Unfortunately, the government itself has so badly undermined its own policies, the sector is no longer sure what that agenda is any more

John Assael

Interview: John Assael

2 Dec 14

John Assael’s ambition is to grow his practice, win awards and be known as a great employer. But he believes that it’s by achieving this last that the other two goals will be fulfilled. Meet the winner of Building’s Good Employer Guide.

Steve Morriss

Interview: Steve Morriss

28 Nov 14

The £2.3bn merger of US engineering giant Aecom with rival URS made it the UK’s second largest consultant. But where does it go from here and what does the merger mean for the UK? To find out, Building talked to Aecom’s EMEA boss Steve Morriss

Alan Brookes

Interview: Alan Brookes

24 Oct 14

The UK chief executive of EC Harris on parent company Arcadis’ acquisition of Hyder, and the firm’s own growth ambitions 

Pat Ward

Interview: Pat Ward

9 Oct 14

The new boss of Aggregate Industries is working overtime to ensure a recovering market has all the materials it needs and to improve the firm’s relationship with the supply chain

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