Katy Dowding

Major contractor names new executive vice president

Skanska UK has appointed Katy Dowding as executive vice president, replacing Gregor Craig following his recent appointment as president and CEO.

Katy joined Skanska in 2003 after 15 years at Tarmax/Carrilion and has been the managing director of its facilities management business, as well as a member of the senior management team, for the last five years.

In her new role, Katy will be responsible for Skanska’s building operations, including SRW engineering services.

“I am delighted to make this appointment,” said Gregor.

“Katy enhances the breadth and depth of the executive management team even further, bringing to it her extensive experience of the industry and senior management.”

The company also announced a series of other senior level appointments, which will take effect on 1st June 2017.

Adam McDonald will succeed Katy as managing director of Skanska’s facilities management business from a business improvement position.

Adam joined Skanska as a graduate in 2003 and has served as commercial director for SRW engineering services over the past three years.

Meanwhile, Terry Elphick has been selected as managing director for Skanska’s Battersea Power Station project, where the company is preferred bidder for phase 2.

He has more than 30 years of construction experience and most recently served as managing director of Skanska UK’s building operations outside London.

Terry’s prior position will be filled by former operations director Cameron Foley, following two years as managing director of Cementation Skanska.

Jon Morris, currently technical director for Cementation Skanska, has been appointed as its interim managing director while a permanent successor is found.

Gregor added: “Once again we have been able to make these important senior appointments from within Skanska and show the remarkable strength in depth we have in the company.

“It is a clear demonstration of our robust succession planning and our firm commitment to developing our people, providing excellent opportunities for personal growth across the business.

“All of the people taking on these new senior roles have demonstrated outstanding operational performance over many years, and have been excellent role models for our values.”

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