Engineer and contractor Black & Veatch has appointed Doug Smith managing director of its European infrastructure business. He also becomes managing director of its UK business Binnie Black & Veatch.

EBC Group has appointed Richard Smith area director for Reading. Nigel McArthur has been promoted to director responsible for EBC's construction and maintenance activities in the Exeter area.

Powerminster, the M&E subsidiary of MJ Gleeson, has appointed David Bradbury private finance initiative development manager.


Vanessa Webb has been appointed senior quantity surveyor in the north London division of Charles Church. Kevin Pugh has been appointed design manager in the same division.

Laing Homes has appointed Mark O'Dwyer head of human resources, based in Milton Keynes.

John Holman has joined Town and Country Housing Group as operations director. He will be responsible for High Weald and White Cliffs housing associations.


Paul Miller and Stuart Searle have been made salaried partner and senior building surveyor respectively in the Orpington office of Calford Seaden Partnership. Roy Etheridge becomes project manager in the London office, and Phillip Stagg-Tanner and Elizabeth Williamson have been appointed building surveyors in Southampton.

Consulting engineer Roberts and Partners has appointed Johnathan Hart country manager in Germany.

He will be based in Frankfurt. Mike Parkinson has joined the firm's Oxford headquarters as an associate.

Young & Gault Architects has made Stuart Prenty and Paul O'Neill partners. Ian Stewart, Kim Thomas, Stuart Dallas and J Paul Noble have been appointed senior associates. Justin Fenton, Gillian Shields, Ian Burleigh and Russell McGowan have become associates.


John Walker has been appointed chief executive of the British Urban Regeneration Association.

The British Urethane Foam Contractor Association has appointed Paul Denham commercial director.

Jerry Lloyd has been promoted to director of communications and marketing at the Construction Industry Training Board.