Friday21 October 2016


Westfield Croydon by Westfield and Hammerson

Hammerson creates job for £6.2bn retail portfolio

10 Oct 16

Developer makes high-profile appointment for newly formed role


F+G appoints new regional director

30 Sep 16

Consultant makes senior hire to push growth in commercial property sector

Paul Nash

T&T director takes over CIOB presidency

12 Jul 16

Paul Nash says ethics will be a central theme of his year-long tenure

Tony Catchpole

RLB London boss joins SME rival

6 Jun 16

Tony Catchpole has joined consultant Exigere

Phil Breeden

DBK hires ex-RLB London boss

11 May 16

Breeden handed job of expanding taken-over consultancy’s offices business

Andrew Telfer and Nick Simpkin Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon launches new resi business

4 May 16

Contractor poaches Berkeley finance director to lead its merged resi businesses

London skyline / Cheesegrater

Arcadis London boss poached by start-up consultant Cast

21 Apr 16

Keith Brooks, who helped broker role on world’s tallest tower in Jeddah, joins former Arcadis colleagues at start-up

Costain chair

Costain picks new chair

6 Apr 16

Ex-E.ON chief executive to join Costain next month

Gianluca Barletta WSP

WSP PB hiring spree

21 Mar 16

Consultant poaches former Balfour Beatty and Aecom directors

Duncan Hawthorne

Horizon Nuclear Power appoints new CEO

4 Mar 16

Duncan Hawthorne joins Hitachi’s UK nuclear subsidiary to spearhead new power station plans

Populous Bristol Arena

Female chair for Bouygues UK

16 Feb 16

Bouygues UK to appoint Fabienne Viala as its new chair

EDF's Hinkley Point C

Hinkley dealt blow as project director quits

3 Feb 16

EDF’s project director for £18bn nuclear power plant quits for new job in US

Graham Reid

Former Hyder boss takes helm at Arcadis Middle East

1 Feb 16

Arcadis has appointed Graham Reid as Middle East chief executive


Laing O'Rourke poaches Balfour director

8 Jan 16

Chris Millard will lead Laing O’Rourke’s in-house engineering consultancy

PA Images Network Rail

Infrastructure commission gets a CEO

21 Dec 15

The Chancellor has appointed civil servant Phil Graham as chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission

Hammersmith Grove scheme by Development Securities

U + I appoints new chairman

9 Dec 15

Peter Williams will become chairman of the developer after its AGM next July

Construction generic pic

Gleeds poaches two directors

13 Nov 15

Two senior hires will take up roles in the firm’s Asia Pacific and health divisions

Carl Devlin Horizon Nuclear Power

Horizon poaches Tube upgrade boss

11 Nov 15

Carl Devlin will join the infrastructure client as programme director for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Wales

Ian Cheung

Morgan Sindall MD departs after 10 months

5 Nov 15

Ian Cheng’s role is made redundant, Morgan Sindall confirms

Alan Brookes

Alan Brookes named chair of charity CRASH

19 Oct 15

Arcadis UK chief executive will take over as chairman of construction’s charity for the homeless in November

Planning Houses

All change at top of Henry Boot

28 Aug 15

New executive team announced as housebuilder posts solid half-year results

Former Willmott Dixon boss joins Briggs & Forrester

18 Aug 15

John Frankiewicz joins the M&E contractor as a non-executive director

andy von bradsky

PRP announces management shake-up

9 Jul 15

Andy von Bradsky steps down as chairman with firm set to drop overseas offices

Stephen Bowcott

Bowcott appointed MD at John Sisk

6 Jul 15

John Sisk & Son has announced that Stephen Bowcott has replaced Gary Crabtree as its managing director.

Balfour Beatty

Two more Balfour Beatty directors jump ship for Osborne

18 Jun 15

Director of design and bid director follow Mike Peskin to rival contractor


Horizon makes senior hire on two new nuclear power plants

10 Jun 15

Client behind two proposed nuclear power plants announces another senior appointment


Crown Estate appoints new head of regional portfolio

4 Jun 15

Hannah Milne appointed head of The Crown Estate’s regional portfolio.

Paul Deighton

Lord Deighton replaced as infrastructure tsar

14 May 15

Well-known economist Jim O’Neill becomes new commercial secretary to the Treasury

Tom Gent

Mace makes two senior hires

7 May 15

Contractor hires technology experts from rivals Laing O’Rourke and Sisk Construction

Steve Hollingshead

Murphy hires former Laing O'Rourke exec as CEO

27 Apr 15

Contractor J Murphy & Sons appoints Steve Hollingshead as new chief executive

Carillion director takes Countryside non-exec role

14 Apr 15

Richard Adam takes finance position at the housebuilder

Stuart Doughty

Ex-Costain boss joins Balfour board

9 Apr 15

Stuart Doughty joins Balfour as non-executive director

Aubrey Adams

L&Q appoints former Savills boss as chair

2 Apr 15

Aubrey Adams to take over from Turlogh O’Brien at London housing association

Former Laing O'Rourke director lands top MOD job

30 Mar 15

Former Laing O’Rourke chief operating officer Tony Douglas hired by UK government

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

Murray Rowden

T&T infra boss takes top North America role

6 Oct 16

The move comes as the consultant targets further expansion in the region

Mathew Riley

Ramboll hires UK boss from Arcadis

22 Aug 16

Industry heavyweight joins from Arcadis

Damian Farr

ISG makes first top hire post-takeover

9 Jun 16

Firm appoints Damian Farr as European engineering services MD

John Homer

Morgan Sindall MD takes North Midland top job

6 Jun 16

John Homer becomes North Midland chief executive

Derek Pitcher

WSP PB hires former Sweett MD

10 May 16

Derek Pitcher joins firm to grow property and buildings advisory business


Ex-Aecom director joins Murphy

29 Apr 16

Murphy hires a new water director

Paul Gandy

Ex-Balfour London boss joins Kier

6 Apr 16

Paul Gandy to head up Kier’s southern construction business

John Wilkinson

Laing O'Rourke picks infrastructure boss

30 Mar 16

John Wilkinson replaces Gary Wells

New WSP Global CEO Alexandre L'Heureux

WSP gets new global CEO

15 Mar 16

Current president and CEO Pierre Shoiry to step down once new CFO recruited

Balfour Beatty Washington residential tower

Balfour bags Washington DC resi tower

29 Feb 16

Contractor also confirms reshuffle of London business

Rob Bradley

Midas poaches Bouygues UK regional boss

10 Feb 16

Rob Bradley joins as executive director

Sam Addison, Tower 8

Tower8 poaches JLL offices director

2 Feb 16

Consultant targets expansion in the office sector

David Allen Wates

Crossrail director joins Wates

11 Jan 16

Ex Crossrail and Laing O’Rourke director becomes new Wates CFO


Kier gets new board director

23 Dec 15

Senior independent director Richard Bailey retires, while GKN FD Adam Walker joins the board

Nigel Curry

Costain appoints consultancy board director

16 Dec 15

Construction group promotes former Rhead boss to the board

Jonathan Goring

Former Capita exec joins Laing O'Rourke

18 Nov 15

Jonathan Goring will become contractor’s head of major projects from 4 January next year

Hector MacAulay Balfour Beatty

Balfour appoints new head of Scotland business

11 Nov 15

Balfour Beatty lifer appointed managing director for Scotland and Ireland business

Roger Madelin joins British Land from Argent

6 Nov 15

Madelin will lead development of the firm’s 46 acre Canada Water site

Peter Humphreys WSP

WSP PB makes senior rail hire

26 Oct 15

High-speed rail expert Peter Humphreys rejoins the firm from Aecom

Construction generic

Sir Robert McAlpine manager leaves firm

18 Sep 15

Commercial manager Grant McGregor was replaced last month

pat ward

Breedon lures Aggregate Industries CEO

27 Aug 15

Aggregate Industries CEO Pat Ward will move to rival Breedon Aggregates as group chief executive early next year

Rebecca Worthington

Countryside hires former Quintain FD

3 Aug 15

Housebuilder announces appointement of former Quintain finance director Rebecca Worthington

Nik Karalis

Woods Bagot gets new boss

9 Jul 15

Nik Karalis takes over from Ross Donaldson

Graham Dalton

Highways England reveals new chief executive

18 Jun 15

Former Heathrow Airport Ltd MD Jim O’Sullivan will take over from Graham Dalton in July

Construction site

Sir Robert McAlpine makes two senior hires

12 Jun 15

Contractor appoints commercial director and regional manager for London and the South-east


Skanska UK senior management shake-up

5 Jun 15

UK arm of nordic construction giant has shaken up its management

The Shanghai skyline with its tallest tower by Gensler Architects

Ridge launches first overseas office in China

20 May 15

SME consultant opens office in China to break into Asian market

Nick Clare

JLL poaches Aecom director to head project management arm

7 May 15

Nick Clare, former Aecom commercial sector director, attracted by JLL’s ‘ambitious growth plan’

Swansea tidal lagoon

Andrew McNaughton joins Tidal Lagoon Power

28 Apr 15

Ex-CEO of Balfour Beatty appointed director of engineering for new Swansea lagoon

Jon Dedman

Gleeds poaches Aecom London QS boss

17 Apr 15

Jon Dedman tasked with growing the Gleeds building services team

Brian Zhang

T&T makes senior China hire

9 Apr 15

Consultant hires new South-east China director

Carlos Pone

Aecom appoints Africa chief exec

7 Apr 15

Pone responsible for leading the firm’s growth strategy for the continent


Laing O'Rourke recruits ex-Balfour director

1 Apr 15

Bob Clark retired from Balfour Beatty in October

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


Ben Derbyshire

Ben Derbyshire: ‘Change is necessary’

9 Sep 16

RIBA president-elect Ben Derbyshire is sure of one thing: the 182-year-old institute can’t go on the way it has done. So he’s embarking on a UK tour to try to stir up non-engaged members and convince them that turning the RIBA on its head is the best plan for its survival

David Hurcomb

Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

25 Aug 16

David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

Richard Saxon

Interview: Richard Saxon

4 Aug 16

Richard Saxon, chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal, speaks to Building legal columnist Francis Ho about new kinds of contracts, the competition, and where he thinks the industry is heading

Tony Giddings

Interview: Tony Giddings

15 Jul 16

Few people have done more to change the face of the UK’s cities than Tony Giddings, who stood down as partner at Argent at the end of last year

Michael Heseltine

Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’

5 May 16

While most 83-year-olds settle for a quiet life and daytime TV, Lord Heseltine’s time is taken up spearheading the government’s regeneration agenda

Andy Steele

Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

29 Mar 16

It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

Simon Eyers

Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

14 Mar 16

National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

Peter Hansford

Interview: Peter Hansford

22 January 2016

Until two months ago Peter Hansford was the government’s chief construction advisor. Now the position has been abolished. Here, he talks frankly about the state of the industry and how his legacy will be perceived

Tim Farron

Interview: Tim Farron

15 Jan 16

Leading the Lib Dems may sound like the worst job in politics following the party’s drubbing in last year’s election, but an out-of-sorts Labour sees Tim Farron adopt the role at a time of opportunity


Life of Pycroft

2 Dec 15

He’s the boy from Bradford, done good – a ‘tough as nails’ business leader who built the Shard and steered Mace to become one of the UK’s most prestigious multidisciplinary construction firms

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