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Senior appointments at Stobart Rail & Civils

Stobart Rail & Civils has made three new appointments to its senior management team in preparation for the start of CP6 in 2019.

Keith Robertson, who previously worked for Carillion, joins as a senior project manager and will play a key role in forming and managing a new business unit in Scotland.

Stephen Pinkney and Andy Lucas, both former Network Rail employees, have also joined the engineering firm. Stephen becomes regional director and Andy becomes director of engineering.

Stephen has worked and delivered some of Network Rail’s key projects, covering a number of senior positions throughout the project lifecycle from initial remit to commissioning and hand back.  He most recently designed, built and consulted with an organisation to deliver the CP6 business plan for a £1 billion contract.

In his new role, Stephen will be responsible for the delivery of Stobart Rail & Civils’ five-year strategic plan for Northern and Central England, and will provide support to Keith in Scotland.

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Andy also previously worked for Network Rail. He has nearly 20 years of rail and civils experience, covering specification, asset management, track engineering, vehicle dynamics, design preparation and review.  He has developed, led and delivered work programmes worth over £80 million per year in a complex and changing environment. He will share the responsibility of delivering Stobart Rail & Civils five-year strategic plan for the whole of the UK.

Stobart Rail & Civils managing director Kirk Taylor added: “We have developed a fantastic reputation over many years for innovation and safety, ensuring we are trusted to deliver major rail and civil engineering projects in the North of England.

“In order to ensure we continue to build on this reputation we have developed a five-year strategic plan aimed at both increasing the work we do with our existing partners, and growing our reputation and securing new projects in both Scotland and Central England.

“In order to deliver this plan, we need to ensure we have the right people in the right roles, and these three appointments are the cornerstones of achieving this aim.

“They all come with fantastic reputations, significant experience and the right skill set to help us deliver our ambitious growth plans.”

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