Senior Internal Promotions at Skanska UK announced

Press release 11/02/2010 09:30 CET

Skanska UK today announces three senior internal promotions.

Paul Heather is promoted to the role of Managing Director of Skanska Construction – Private with immediate effect. Paul, who will also become a member of the Skanska UK Senior Management Team, succeeds Paul Chandler, who, as announced today, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Skanska UK.

Paul Heather joined Skanska in 1998, as Senior Surveyor. In the early 2000’s he became Commercial Manager rising to Commercial Vice President three years ago and promoted to Operations Director for Skanska Construction – Private, in 2008.

Gary Clifford and Simon Caron are promoted to Operations Directors of Skanska Construction – Private, again with immediate effect.

Gary Clifford joined Skanska in 1979 straight from school as a Trainee Site Engineer. Over the course of his 30-year career with the company, Gary has worked on many projects across the City of London rising up through the professional ranks. Most recently, Gary has been Project Director at both 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) and Heron Tower – two of London’s most prestigious buildings.

Simon Caron joins the team from Skanska Construction – Public where he was leading our successful Lowdham Grange and Dovegate Prison extension projects. Simon joined Skanska in the late 1990’s. Following a brief spell away from the business he returned in the early 2000’s to work on the Central Nottinghamshire and Walsall Hospitals.

Commenting on the promotions, Mike Putnam, Chief Executive said “We believe the continued development and support of our people to help them achieve a long, diverse and exciting career with Skanska is very important.

“Today we have announced a total of four senior internal promotions. I am delighted we have been able to recruit these positions from within the business – a true testament to the skills and abilities of our people and the programmes we have in place to facilitate career opportunities“