Kier Group has announced its intention to restructure its Infrastructure Services division to support its growth ambitions.
From 1 July 2023, the Group’s current business streams of Highways, Utilities and Infrastructure will become two and will be well-placed to support its clients and the markets it operates in.
The two business streams, Transportation and Natural Resources, Nuclear & Networks, 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 – this business stream 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, Kier Highways, will now spearhead the whole Transportation business stream.
Natural Resources, Nuclear and Networks – as the UK moves into the next generation of water management, energy generation and infrastructure assets and the network distribution of essential services, this new business stream will best enable Kier 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 and Nuclear.
Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier Group, comments: “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.