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Management changes at Skanska

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Skanska UK has announced a number of new executive and senior management appointments, including the appointment of three new managing directors.

The changes follow the expansion of the executive management team in February 2015 and the departure of executive vice president Bill Hocking for Skanska last month.

Thomas Faulkner becomes an executive vice president and joins the executive management team with overall responsibility for the company’s utilities, cementation and facilities services operating units.

Peter Jones moves from his current position as managing director for utilities to a new strategic role, leading Skanska’s approach to HS2, the planned high-speed rail project.

Andrew English takes over the role of managing director for utilities, promoted from his current position of commercial director for civil engineering.

James Richardson is promoted from operations director to managing director for civil engineering.

Adrian Cooke is promoted from senior operations director to managing director, infrastructure services, taking over from Greg Craig, who was promoted to the executive management team in February 2015.

The three new managing directors all join Skanska’s senior management team. The management changes take effect from 1st July 2015.

Skanska UK president and CEO Mike Putnam said the appointments “demonstrate our commitment to nurturing our talent and promoting from within, in line with our determination to be a leader in people development”.

More than 750 new employees joined Skanska UK last year and the company expects to recruit a further 1,000 people over the next 18 months.

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