Kier restructures infrastructure services division
Three of Kier Group’s infrastructure services units are to be consolidated into two in a division restructure for the firm.
From 1 July 2023, the group’s current business streams of highways, utilities and infrastructure will be known as transportation and natural resources, nuclear & networks.
Kier said the two business streams will align the group’s capabilities, skill and expertise to the evolving needs of its customers, through the design, build and operational phases of projects.
Transportation will provide works and services that support the movement of people, goods and equipment by land, sea and air. It will consolidate its design, build and maintenance proposition for its existing highways maintenance and major projects business, as well as becoming responsible for Kier’s broader rail, airports infrastructure and ports’ sectors. This business stream will assume responsibility for the group’s role in EKFB, a joint venture which is delivering civil engineering works for an 80km section of the new high speed rail link (HS2).
Joe Incutti, currently group managing director of Kier Highways, will now spearhead the whole transportation business stream.
As the UK moves into the next generation of water management, energy generation and infrastructure assets and the network distribution of essential services, Kier said the natural resources, nuclear & networks business stream will best enable it to deliver a design, build and maintain offering for its clients. This will be led by Andrew Bradshaw, currently group managing director of Utilities. Ross Mackenzie, interim managing director of Kier Infrastructure will assume the role of managing director, natural resources, nuclear & networks.
Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier Group, said: “The realignment in our Infrastructure Services business is a critical step in supporting the execution of the group’s medium-term value creation plan and enabling us to respond proactively to client needs in the key markets in which we operate in.
“As a group, we continue to be agile and evolve to the needs of our clients and these new business streams support our design, build and maintenance capabilities.
“Joe and Andrew both have proven track records in delivering operational and commercial excellence and collectively through the strength and skills of our people, we are well-placed to deliver the next generation of infrastructure for communities across the UK.”
The group will continue to report under the three divisions of infrastructure services, construction and property.