Darren James has been appointed as group chief executive officer of Keltbray, the UK specialist engineering services company. He moves from Costain, where he has worked for 30 years, most recently as chief operating officer.
A civil engineering graduate of the University of Surrey, Darren joined Costain as an industrial placement student, progressing through the organisation to the executive board. Prior to his current role, he has held a number of senior positions with significant profit and loss responsibility, including being managing director of the £1billion turnover infrastructure division and an executive board director for 12 years.
He therefore has a wealth of experience in leading high profile programmes for both public and private sector clients, often in highly regulated environments, across the UK.
Brendan Kerr, Keltbray’s current CEO who is moving over to become executive chairman, said: “I am delighted with this appointment and welcome Darren to the Keltbray Group. He brings with him extensive experience across the key UK construction and infrastructure sectors where we operate. I look forward to him leading the team, driving growth through long-term client relationships and delivering on the potential that our unique capabilities create.”