New exec previously worked for Lendlease, Laing O’Rourke, MPGA and Lands Improvement

Construction industry veteran Kevin Moriaty has joined Murphy as the firm’s new group investment director.

Moriarty, who previously has worked for Lendlease, Laing O’Rourke, MPGA and Lands Improvement, joined Murphy at the end of last month.

He has more than 28 years of experience in infrastructure, construction, development, property and investment, and worked on a number of major projects including the London 2012 Olympics, Bluewater Shopping Centre and a 600-acre development in Houghton Regis.

As well as taking over Murphy’s property portfolio, Moriaty will work on the group’s investment strategy to deliver its 10-year plan. This will include property, infrastructure assets, technology, PFI, acquisitions and capital expenditure.

Speaking about his appointment, Moriaty said the firm “an exciting vision to achieve sustainable profits and turnover by providing world-class infrastructure.

“We are looking to invest in opportunities that support and develop the communities in which we live and work.”