Ian Lawson (right), previously with Bickerton Group, has joined Kier Group as managing director of its PFI division, Kier Project Investment.

George Shields has been promoted to director, projects unit, at Balfour Kilpatrick, the multiservices and power systems business of Balfour Beatty. He will be supported by Gerry Black who has been appointed operations manager and Jim Watson who is now commercial manager.

Brickwork contractor Allen Construction has appointed Ian Rothery, formerly with Birse Construction, as regional director in its new Leeds office.

Lovell has appointed Nigel Atherden, previously with Alfred McAlpine, business development manager for the southern region. Kate Burrow (right), formerly of Barratt Homes, joins as sales manger for the northern region.

Consulting engineer White Young Green has appointed Michael Kershaw associate director for its Leeds office. George Smith, previously with BAE Systems Infrastructure Solutions, joins as director of commercial services.

Calford Seaden Partnership has made the following appointments. Jason Anderson has been appointed building surveyor in its Kent office. In its London office, Darryl Pounds has been promoted to senior building surveyor and Mark Stott has been appointed associate. Neil Callum becomes associate in the Southampton office and Nicholas Simms has been appointed housing consultant in London.

Tim Walker, former design associate with CHBC Architects, has joined the Cambridge office of Barton Willmore as an associate architect.

Broadway Malyan has appointed Jeremy Salmon, previously based in the firm's London office, to direct its new office in Madrid.

Capital project and facilities consultant EC Harris has appointed Tony Bevan regional development manager for the Midlands region.

Andrew Milner has joined chartered quantity surveyor Burtenshaw Associates' dispute management team in Leeds.

Surveyor and project co-ordinator Airey Miller Partnership has appointed Floyd Carroll associate.

Mike Long has been appointed chairman of the Institute of Roofing.

Mark Greaves of Flowcrete has been elected chairman of the Resin Flooring Association. Mark Holden, managing director of 4M Flooring becomes vice chairman.

British Gypsum has appointed Phil Griffiths national sales manager in the ceiling division.

Kevin Cornwall has joined Profile 22 as national sales manager.

Droitwich-based Nu-way, burner manufacturers, has appointed Adrian Wood as director – parts and components. He succeeds Geoff Hudspith who retires after 41 years with the firm.

John Miles, director of Arup has joined the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. Joanna Kennedy has joined the Port of London Authority as a non-executive member. Dr Duncan Michael, chairman of Trustees for Ove Arup Partnership, has been appointed to the Housing Corporation Board.