Skanska UK today announces the internal promotion of Paul Chandler to the role of Executive Vice President (EVP) of Skanska UK. Paul succeeds Mike Putnam, who was promoted to the role of Chief Executive of Skanska UK last October.
Paul, aged 46, has been with Skanska since 1982. He was appointed Managing Director of Skanska’s commercial building business in November 2008, and is a member of the UK Senior Management Team. Prior to this, Paul was an Operations Director of the commercial building business for 11 years, during which time he was responsible for overseeing a number of Skanska UK’s commercial construction projects, and the start up of the company’s fit-out business, Kontor Skanska.
As Executive Vice President, Paul will join Mike Putnam, Chief Executive and the five other EVPs - Roger Bayliss, Philip Carré, Harvey Francis, Mark Galloway and Bill Hocking on the Skanska UK Executive Management Team (EMT).
In his new role, Paul will take Executive responsibility for Skanska UK’s Building Operating Units, which include:- - Construction Public - responsible for Skanska UK’s building operations in the public sector including healthcare, custodial and defence projects in England and Scotland; - Education – responsible for undertaking all projects in the education sector and which is part of the team named last week as Preferred Bidder on the Essex Schools BSF programme; - Construction Private – responsible for undertaking projects in the private sector and which also includes Communities, the team responsible for delivering Skanska’s Green low energy residential solution ModernaHus; - Skanska UK’s construction specialist businesses - Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil (mechanical & electrical, Clark & Fenn Skanska (ceilings & plasterwork) and Richard Lees Steel Decking; - Skanska Facilities Services – responsible for Skanska UK’s FM contracts in both the private and public sector.
In addition, Paul will take EMT responsibility for Sustainability and Environment.
Commenting on the promotion, Mike Putnam, Chief Executive said “I am very pleased that we have been able to appoint an internal candidate to this role, which demonstrates the strength and depth of our senior management. Paul brings with him excellent building credentials and strong leadership in support of Skanska’s values”