Skanska UK Plc appoints new Executive Vice President

Press release 02/12/2004 00:00 CET

Nicholas Pollard has been appointed to the board of Skanska UK Plc as Executive Vice President with responsibility for the company’s PFI/PPP Business Stream.

Nick takes up his new position on 1st January and succeeds Simon Hipperson, who has been promoted to President of Skanska BOT (Build Operate Transfer) with responsibility for developing Skanska’s PPP (Public Private Partnerships) activities globally.

Nick began his career in construction, working initially in the petro-chemical and power generation sector then moving onto light railways, motorway and utilities schemes. For the last seven years, he has been a director in Network Rail undertaking various roles, predominately focussed on performance and productivity improvement.

David Fison, Chief Executive, Skanska UK Plc said: “Nick’s experience in both private and public sector organisations, together with his skills in leadership, organisational growth and major programme management will add real strength to the Skanska UK board”.

“I am delighted to be joining Skanska,” said Nick Pollard. “The company has a great reputation and a high level of integrity. As a leader in UK PFI/PPP, there are clearly great opportunities for development in the future.”

Nick Pollard (46) is married with one son and one daughter.