Linford Group has appointed Martin Smith chief executive. David Linford has become executive chairman. Michael Thompson, Michael Buck, David Worthington and Richard Newman have been appointed executive directors.

Robertson Group (Scotland) has appointed George Logan managing director of the construction division in Stirling.

David Pokora has been appointed chief executive of Hospital Partnership Consortium, the private finance initiative partner for new buildings and services at King’s College Hospital. Phil Humphrey has joined as director of development and Raz Razeen as director of finance.

Leslie Chatfield has been appointed to the board of Bovis Lend Lease Holdings as an executive director.


Scott Wilson has promoted Robert Armitage, Chris Jennison, Geoff Redwood, Gareth Clarke, John Holden and Derek Holden to directors based in the UK, Zimbabwe and Malaysia.

Construction consultancy James R Knowles has made three promotions to director. Sue Harrop becomes head of the staff placement division, Sharron Taylor has been made regional director of management services and Carol Ann Wheeler becomes marketing director for London and the South-east.

WSP Group has appointed Neil Kedward executive management consultant in the London office.

Capita Architects has appointed Jamie Brewster and Ian Palmer associate directors based in Cardiff.

Keith Millward, formerly of McKewan and McKewan, has joined Armstrong Burton Architects as consultant.

London-based engineering consultant Yolles Partnership has appointed Nadia Molenstra an associate. She will be responsible for technical co-ordination in the London office.

Consulting engineer WSP has made Peter Drenon a director in charge of its Newcastle regional office.

WS Atkins has appointed DD Struan Robertson as a non-executive director.

Mark Grozier has joined Birmingham quantity surveyor Thomas Johnson.

New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff has made David McAlister managing director of its European infrastructure operation, which includes Surrey consultant PB Kennedy & Donkin.