Thursday24 April 2014


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

John Tebbit to exit CPA for products design firm

19 Feb 14

CPA’s deputy chief executive Tebbit will leave in May

Tom Smith

WSP makes several senior hires

12 Feb 14

Engineer promotes Tom Smith to global director for property and buildings

Construction appointments: 31 January 2014

31 Jan 14

Hunters, Lovell and Crash are among those making promotions and new appointments

Olivier Brousse, chief executive of John Laing

John Laing poaches French infrastructure firm's boss

15 Jan 14

Saur Group chair joins British firm and relocates to London


Aecom hires head of architecture in Europe

9 Jan 14

Consultant recruits former Austin-Smith Lord partner Jennifer Dixon to the role

Kingdom Tower

EC Harris appoints new UK boss

20 Dec 13

Appointment one of several senior changes at firm and Dutch parent Arcadis

Patrick Flaherty

Aecom hires new UK managing director

26 Nov 13

Engineer recruits the UK boss of fellow US consultant Fluor

Construction appointments: 15 November 2013

15 Nov 13

WSP, Sweett Group and Turner and Townsend are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions

Ex-Balfour chief to chair Bovis Homes

12 Nov 13

Ian Tyler to succeed Malcolm Harris in non-executive role

Gary Wells

Laing O’Rourke appoints UK infrastructure head

31 Oct 13

Boss of Middle Eastern contractor joins UK’s largest private builder

Martin Meinesz

RLB alliance opens in Cape Town

24 Oct 13

UK consultant and South African partner recruit Aecom director to head up new office

Charles LEwis, WYG

WYG appoints ex-EC Harris partner

10 Oct 13

Charles Lewis to help expand the consultant’s reach in central and eastern Europe

Battersea Power Station

G&T appoints nearly a dozen partners in ‘strategic’ push

26 Sep 13

Consultant recruits from rivals but says move is not part of an ‘aggressive expansion’

Lance Taylor

RLB boss joins RICS global governing council

13 Sep 13

Lance Taylor appointed to help establish and strengthen the body’s international presence

North Midland Construction

North Midland appoints new finance director

10 Sep 13

Dan Taylor joins board of contractor after current finance director retires


Gardiner & Theobald hires former Capita infrastructure boss

29 Aug 13

John Southgate to become London-based partner as part of consultant’s transport and infrastructure team

Duncan Symonds, head of infrastructure at WSP UK

WSP appoints new bosses

12 Aug 13

Firm makes appointments to head of environment, rail systems and building services

Mace poaches rival infrastructure bosses

6 Aug 13

Firm appoints rail experts from WSP and Kier

Lee Hallman

Construction appointments: 2 August 2013

2 Aug 13

Foster + Partners, Mott MacDonald and Wilson James are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions

G&T opens new US office

25 Jul 13

Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) has opened its eighth office in the Americas and Caribbean, in New Jersey, USA

Mark Docherty

Construction appointments: 12 July

12 Jul 13

Turner & Townsend, Sweett Group and NG bailey are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions

Chris Cole, WSP chief executive

Chris Cole drops executive role at WSP

24 Jun 13

Cole to become chair of firm that merged with Canadian consultant Genivar in August 2012

Robbie Dow

Construction appointments: 14 June 2013

14 Jun 13

Mott MacDonald, Aecom, amd WSP are among the companies announcing new appointments

Jonathan French

RMJM boss quits to join rival

30 May 13

Jonathan French, who was criticised by RMJM in leaked email, jumps ship to architect Woods Bagot

Charles McBeath

Former Ramboll boss joins Pell Frischmann

22 May 13

Charles McBeath recruited by rival firm as operations director


Michael Dyke leaves role as Lend Lease boss

9 May 13

Exclusive: EMEA construction MD departs post with immediate effect as 90 jobs are put at risk

Mark Cowlard

EC Harris hires new rail boss

3 May 13

Mark Cowlard joins from rival Atkins

Construction appointments: 19 April 2013

19 April 2013

WSP, Blackrock PM, and Turley Associates are among the firms announcing appointments this week

Construction appointments: 12 April 2013

12 April 2013

Arcadis, Currie & Brown, and Mott MacDonald are among the companies making appointments this week

Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’ Rourke undergoes management shake-up

4 Apr 13

Exclusive: Development and design director goes to work for Apple as new finance director appointed

Tom Leung

Sweett completes two senior Asia hires

2 Apr 13

Consultant appoints project management and technical services heads

HSE appoints new construction chief

11 Mar 13

Heather Bryant promises to focus on ‘dealing with real risks’ not paperwork

Alan Tovey

Jackson Coles appoints new managing partner

8 Mar 13

Alan Tovey takes over as Richard Jones becomes senior partner

EC Harris recruits former rail boss

4 Mar 13

Consultant appoints Richard Bowker as a senior advisor


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


Construction appointments: 21 February 2014

21 Feb 14

Alinea, Jones Lang LaSalle and Lovell are among the companies making promotions and new appointments


TrustMark seeks new chief executive

19 Feb 14

Standards body aims to begin interview process in April

London skyline city of london

Osborne appoints former Lend Lease director

5 Feb 14

Former Lend Lease director Simon Parham has joined contractor Osborne


Construction appointments: 24 January 2013

24 Jan 14 | Updated: 24 Jan 14

Morgan Sindall, the Crown Estate and Turner & Townsend are among those making promotions and new appointments

Trevor Bacon, Mace

Construction appointments: 10 January 2014

10 Jan 14

Mace and Jones Lang LaSalle among those announcing appointments and promotions this week

Pat Boyle

Morgan Sindall appoints new construction boss

8 Jan 14

Contractor appoints former Lend Lease boss to new managing director role in its construction and infrastructure business

athletes village

Aecom's commercial team in new shake-up

28 Nov 13

Will MacDonald joins from Inhabit Group, while Paul Nash departs for Turner & Townsend

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Construction appointments: 22 November 2013

22 Nov 13

Fielden + Mawson and Broadway Malyan among those announcing appointments and promotions this week

Mairi Johnson

Aecom poaches EFA design chief for global education role

14 Nov 13

Mairi Johnson leaves role at Education Funding Agency to head firm’s education consultancy

NFB boss Julia Evans quits to join consultant

1 Nov 13

Evans will depart SME trade federation next April

Paul Toyne

Balfour Beatty appoints ex-WSP sustainability director

24 Oct 13

Paul Toyne charged with heading up Balfour Beatty Construction UK’s sustainability progress

The Shard

Core Five poaches three Davis Langdon bosses

11 Oct 13

Davis Langdon’s former head of private residential among those to join cost consultant Core Five

Drechsler to leave construction to head up teacher training body

2 Oct 13

Paul Drechsler will become chairman of graduate teacher training scheme Teach First in January after leaving Wates

Egon Hansen

Construction appointments: 20 September 2013

20 Sep 13

Turner & Townsend, Bennington Green and Hammerson are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions

state of play

F+G bolsters commercial team

12 Sep 13

Consultant appoints two new directors to grow commercial property team

Jamie White

Construction appointments: 30 August 2013

30 Aug 13

WSP, Stride Treglown and Stepnall are among the companies announcing appointments and promotions

Tim Narey

Construction appointments: 23 August 2013

23 Aug 13

Woods Bagot, Lovell and Seddon are among the firms announcing appointments and promotions

Philip Lo

Rider Levett Bucknall appoints global chairman

9 Aug 13

Philip Lo replaces outgoing chair Brian Dackers, who retired from the global board this month


Aecom poaches top names from rivals to boost team

2 Aug 13

Exclusive: Consultant strengthens commercial and industrial sector team with four heavyweight figures from rivals WSP, Skanska, Arcadis and Arup


Ex-Severfield boss joins William Hare

30 Jul 13

Former chief executive of steel giant joins firm as non-executive director

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EC Harris partner jumps ship to health client

15 Jul 13

Consultant’s former head of PPP joins Barts Health NHS Trust as director


Faithful + Gould picks new Hong Kong boss

9 Jul 13

Faithful + Gould has appointed a new head of its Hong Kong office, as the firm announced it had won two major schemes in the city

Peter Whitmore

Wates appoints ex-Morgan Sindall boss

19 Jun 13

Firm looking to expand its presence in education and commercial markets with appointment of Peter Whitmore

Andrew Howis

Construction appointments: 31 May 2013

31 May 13

Speirs + Major, Lovell and the Green Investment Board are among the companies announcing appointments this week

Eddie Costello

Construction appointments: 24 May 2013

24 May 13

Ingleton Wood, WSP and Lovell are amongst the firm’s announcing appointments. Plus, a correction

Mark Cowlard

Construction appointments: 10 May 2012

10 May 13

EC Harris, Lend Lease, and WSP are among the firms announcing appointments this week

Mark Prior

Ex-EC Harris director joins Aecom

9 May 13

Mark Prior takes up international dual role at Aecom

Stephen Scard

Miller poaches Morgan Sindall south boss

24 Apr 13

Stephen Scard joins Miller as regional managing director for South-east

Structure of Walkie Talkie topped out

Halcrow boosts tall building talent

12 Apr 13

Firm appoints former Arup director to boost building capability

James Wates

Wates family retakes reins at Wates Group

5 Apr 13

Exclusive: Exit of chief executive Paul Drechsler anticipated towards the end of the year as James Wates takes over as chair of contractor

One New Change

Lend Lease's European finance boss departs

3 Apr 13

Exclusive: Stephen Grist, Lend Lease’s finance boss in its Europe, Middle East and Africa business has left the firm

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall appoints sustainability director

22 Mar 13

Graham Edgell will also have responsibility for procurement

London skyline

Aecom bolsters commercial team

7 Mar 13

Aecom has recruited three consultants from rival firms to strengthen its commercial team


Currie & Brown appoints two new directors

28 Feb 13

Steve Jessup and Sion Edwards become directors in London and Manchester


Peter Rees interview March 2014

Interview: Peter Rees

20 Mar 14

Peter Rees’ 29 years as head of planning in the Square Mile have been nothing if not controversial. In his first interview since announcing his departure, he talks about transforming the City, his legacy and why his critics are wrong about him

Neil Martin, Lend Lease

Interview: Neil Martin

14 Mar 14

It’s been all change in Lend Lease’s European business, with recent years marked by management instability and falling profits. Can the managing director of its construction arm Neil Martin succeed where others have failed and turn the business around?

John White

Interview: John White

6 Mar 14

After 30 years heading Persimmon, John White was never likely to spend his retirement at home in his slippers. But few expected him to take the helm at troubled retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone

John McManus

Interview: John McManus

19 Feb 14

Architect BDP has had a miserable few years, with offices closing and a good many staff redundancies. But as John McManus, the new chief executive, takes over the reins, things are finally looking up - just don’t expect any sudden changes

Deal maker

Interview: Ian Sutcliffe

13 Feb 14

Countryside is set on a rapid path to growth, announcing its merger with Millgate Developments last week. Joey Gardiner talks to the boss, Ian Sutcliffe, about aligning his agressive expansion plans with the Cherry family tradition of quality housing

Guy Austin

Interview: Guy Austin

5 Feb 14

Property and construction consultancy Ridge works for clients who build, test and race the world’s fastest cars. And with turnover for the business as a whole rising by 20% last year, you’d expect it to be happy to just cruise along. But partner Guy Austin has other ideas


Interview: Emma Reynolds

31 Jan 14

Housing is shaping up to be a key election battleground for Labour, and new shadow minister Emma Reynolds will be leading the charge. She tells Joey Gardiner why she is not afraid to take on the big housebuilders. Photography by Astrid Kogler

Brendan Kerr

Interview: Brendan Kerr

24 Jan 14

In 2010, Keltbray, the company Brendan Kerr had bought and built into the UK’s biggest demolition contractor, was in a very tough place. Now it’s poised for its busiest year ever. So what went right and what’s Kerr got up his sleeve next? Joey Gardiner reports

Lee Polisano

Interview: Lee Polisano

15 Jan 14

Lee Polisano’s high-profile departure from KPF at the height of his success seemed a daring decision. But nearly five years on, and with big projects and cash coming in, he’s actually rather happy

john armitt

John Armitt: ‘Blackouts would be the best possible thing that could happen’

10 Jan 14

John Armitt says the UK is ‘close to crisis’ on the development of major infrastructure. So no wonder he thinks something radical is called for - and taking party politics out of big infrastructure decisions is just the start.

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