Skanska has revealed three new senior promotions amid a wider management shake-up, after the departure of executive vice-president Paul Chandler.
Under the changes, existing executive vice-president Gregor Craig will take on the bulk of Mr Chandler’s previous responsibilities, with executive VP Thomas Faulkner overseeing Skanska’s civils operations.
Martin Neeson has been made an executive vice-president as part of the reshuffle. He will take responsibility for the company’s services operations.
Mr Neeson has been with Skanska for 15 years, having been managing director for three of Skanska’s businesses.
For the last four years he has headed up SRW engineering services – Skanska’s mechanical and electrical business – and previously led the company’s facilities management operations as well as part of its utilities business.
Russell Hallmark has been promoted from business director at SRW to succeed Mr Neeson as its managing director.
The managing director for Skanska’s development business Andreas Lindelöf is also moving roles as the company looks to integrate its development activities more closely with its construction operations.
A Skanska spokesman said the focus for the development business will be more on “bundled construction opportunities”, where both tenants and investors are secured before construction starts.
Mr Lindelöf will be succeeded by Helen Martin, who previously held senior positions within the Infrastructure Development business and served as Skanska UK’s lead on risk management.
Mr Hallmark and Ms Martin will both join Skanska UK’s senior management team.
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Skanska UK president and CEO Mike Putnam said: “These changes demonstrate yet again Skanska’s strength in nurturing and developing talent, rotating our people to harness their broader business experience, as well as our strong culture of promoting from within.
“We remain focused on helping our customers deliver on their commitments. We have a robust, stable business and we perform consistently in the top tier of the sector.
“We also have the high-quality people to sustain that stability and maximise the opportunities that will present themselves over the next five years.”
Mr Chandler and its London commercial managing director Paul Heather both left the company within the space of two weeks this month.
Mr Chandler was named as the new managing director for Wates Group’s construction business, while former Skanska London buildings MD Paul Heather has been named as McAlpine’s new London regional manager.