Kier appoints first science and technology director
Lee Sturdy has joined Kier in the newly created role of science and technology director for its construction business.
The move will see Lee lead on Kier Construction’s life sciences capability, setting the strategic direction as it expands its work in this rapidly growing, specialist sector. With a national focus, he will work with existing public and private sector clients, supporting the delivery of the UK’s leading position for R&D, science, technology.
A chartered engineer, Lee has over 30 years’ experience in the science and health sectors, across main contractor, consultancy and specialist M&E services. Before joining Kier, Lee was at John Sisk & Son, where he was sector leader for life sciences and advanced manufacturing.
Louisa Finlay, managing director of clients and markets at Kier Construction, said: “The science and technology sector is where public and private investment and expertise meets, making it an important area of focus for Kier. As a sector that is growing and evolving rapidly, Lee’s expertise will be crucial as we deliver this type of specialist construction for our clients. I’m delighted to welcome him on board, helping to further strengthen our capabilities in a sector that is so vital to the UK’s economy.”
Lee Sturdy added: “With Kier’s bold plans for growth in the science and technology sector, this role was natural fit. I’m delighted to be able to build on Kier’s existing success in the life sciences, linking this to our strong expertise in health and education, to ensure our capability across all vital sectors of the UK.”