Karen Campbell moves from Telefonica to become executive general manager of EMEA project management and construction business

Lend Lease has appointed Karen Campbell, a former director of telecomms giant Telefonica, to a senior role in its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business.

Campbell becomes executive general manager of Lend Lease EMEA’s project management and construction business and will report direct to Michael Dyke, executive director of the division.

Campbell managed Telefonica’s global property portfolio and helped secure the firm’s new digital global headquarters in London’s West End. Prior to that, she managed BT’s £650m central London portfolio.

Dyke said: “Our pipeline is picking up pace and Karen will play a key role in developing it further.”

Campbell said: “The company is global and in serious growth mode with a great pipeline of projects. I’m looking forward to delivering a strategy which will accelerate the company’s expansion programme.”