David Lowery has taken over as managing director of Galliford Try’s Highways business, after Duncan Elliott brought forward his departure.
Mr Lowery joined the company earlier this year after being identified as a successor to Mr Elliott, who the company said made a decision last year to step down and pursue new opportunities.
It said Mr Elliott has now decided to bring forward his departure, following a successful period in charge of the business that included the recent appointment to the final phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road.
Mr Elliott will remain with the business over the next few months to complete the transition.
Galliford Try chief executive Bill Hocking said: ‘Duncan has done a fantastic job and leaves the Highways business in a great position.
'David is someone we identified as a rising talent and we are delighted to have been able to confirm his appointment as managing director. I look forward to working with him in his new role and thank Duncan for his efforts during his time here.’
Mr Lowery said: ‘I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Galliford Try Highways team.
‘As a business we are in a great position for the future with excellent relationships with our key clients and I look forward to working with our people and our stakeholders to maintain our progress in the future.’
Mr Lowery joined Galliford Try as operations director from his previous role as executive director for the Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM Joint Venture working on HS2.
The company said his career in civil engineering began over 20 years ago, and that he has both extensive experience of the highways sector and significant knowledge and experience beyond that, ‘including his strong advocacy for our inclusion agenda’.