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Skanska hires senior TfL director for strategy role

Skanska has poached a long-serving Transport for London director for a new strategic role with the group’s UK division. 

Dana Skelley, who is currently TfL’s director of asset management, will take up the newly created post of director of strategy and operational excellence for the Swedish firms’s civils division next month.

Yesterday Skanska announced that its UK chief executive Mike Putnam had stepped down with executive vice-president Gregor Craig taking over the role.

Ms Skelley, who was awarded an OBE in 2015, has held a number of high-profile jobs within TfL since joining in 2000 including director of roads between 2008 and 2015 and director of asset management for the past three years.

As director of asset management she has led a team of 500 to deliver more than £15bn-worth of maintenance work across London’s roads and walkways.

She was given an OBE for her services to transport in the capital.

TfL managing director of surface transport Leon Daniels said: “Dana is one of the most talented engineers in the UK. She has been an excellent leader, inspiring her teams and driving innovation to deliver better value for money.

“We wish her the very best for the future.”

A Skanska spokeswoman confirmed the appointment, but did not offer further comment. 

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