Exclusive: Former Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure joins rival to head up regional division


Kier has hired Morgan Sindall’s former managing director of infrastructure Jag Paddam to head up its infrastructure work in its southern division.

Paddam will report into Kier executive director for infrastructure Sean Jeffery.

His appointment is designed to support Kier’s plans to grow its infrastructure business.

Kier is already working on a several major infrastructure schemes including building the £450m Mersey Gateway bridge in consortium with Samsung and Spanish contractor FCC and frameworks worth £130m for Anglian Water.

The firm also hopes that its £222m acquisition of May Gurney in June last year will further boost its infrastructure capability.

Paddam has previously also worked for Carillion before he joined Morgan Sindall in 2008, he had been the managing director of the firm’s infrastructure business since 2010.

But his departure from Morgan Sindall in June this year came amid a series of changes in senior management at the firm over recent months culminating in the departure of Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan this week.