Richard Adam will succeed Chris Girling as finance director from April next year

Carillion has appointed Richard Adam group finance director to succeed Chris Girling.

Richard Adam, who is 49, joins Carillion from Associated British Ports Holdings(ABPH), where he has been group finance director since 1999.

He will take up the post when Chris Girling retires in April 2007.

Adam is chairman of ABPH's risk management working group, its CSR management committee and its main defined benefit pension scheme.

Commenting, Carillion chief executive, John McDonough said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to Carillion. With proven financial and City experience and strong operational and business management skills, Richard will play a leading role in the delivery of Carillion's strategy for sustainable profitable growth.”