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Kier snaps up ex-Carillion MD

Former Carillion managing director James Hindes has joined Kier to head up its aviation and defence business.

Mr Hindes was managing director for Carillion’s southern region and before that served as the national operations director for its building business.

During his time at the contractor, which collapsed in January, Mr Hindes worked on Heathrow Terminal 5 and on estates projects for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

Mr Hindes will serve as managing director of Kier’s aviation and defence business, for which the company said it had “ambitious growth plans”.

In its half-year report released in March, Kier cited defence and aviation along with life sciences as three markets it is targeting for more construction work.

In May Kier Graham Defence, of which Kier owns 50 per cent, secured a spot on the Ministry of Defence’s £1.3bn 10-year framework for construction work at the Royal Navy’s nuclear base in Clyde, Scotland.

Mr Hindes is the latest of Carillion’s former senior staff to move to another contractor since the firm collapsed in January.

Mace appointed the collapsed firm’s former chief operating officer Andy Jones to head up its major projects division last month.

And in May Tarmac hired Carillion’s former UK civil engineering managing director Andy Brown to manage its infrastructure business.

Readers' comments (3)

  • Lots of ex Carillion directors & staff now at Kier....

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  • What a joke. Kier pushing supplier for 60 days.


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  • Fitting hire....Kier are well versed at hiding behind projected numbers blurring our facts.

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