Systra appoints new Operations Director

The Engineering and Consultancy company SYSTRA has hired Graeme Castle as Operations Director to lead the delivery of a wide portfolio of major projects in the UK & Ireland.

The company says he brings more than 30-years of experience to its team, having previously been involved in the delivery of large infrastructure, construction and civil engineering projects including the Network Rail’s national electrification programme, Eglinton Crosstown, East West Rail, Crossrail, London Underground stations programme, Stafford and West Coast Main line upgrade adding his leadership expertise and project delivery know-how was developed during senior roles with Aspin, ABC Electrification, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty.

Supporting SYSTRA’s continued growth in the UK, the company Castle takes up a “pivotal role” within its engineering division, responsible for delivery of projects including the Transpennine Route Upgrade, East Coast Power Supply Upgrade and HS2. In addition, he will lead the regionalisation of SYSTRA’s conventional rail and infrastructure activity, “supporting its approach to client centricity”.

On the appointment, Steve Higham, SYSTRA’s UK Managing Director of Engineering said, “I am delighted that Graeme has joined SYSTRA and I’m confident that, through our shared values, Graeme will be at the heart of our ambitious growth plan.”

“Having worked with SYSTRA in the past I see them as different to traditional UK consultancies in their approach to projects, the range of worldwide technical capability available and the way they engage with the market and clients,” Graham Castle added. “I am looking forward to being a part of the future business strategy and growth ambitions”

(Picture – SYSTRA)

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