Laing O’Rourke appoints Dr Chris Millard

Experienced new face to lead Engineering Excellence Group

Laing O’Rourke has announced the appointment of Dr Chris Millard to lead its Engineering Excellence Group.

His new role will see him sit on the group technical committee to ensure alignment between the overall group strategy and the engineering excellence group’s activities.

He joins with more than 20 years’ experience in design and manufacturing, business leadership, major project leadership and business transformation. Most recently he was a member of the UK Construction Leadership team at Balfour Beatty where he was responsible for major construction operations throughout the UK, across transport, power, construction, civil engineering and engineering services.

Group technical director, Paul Westbury, said: “Chris possesses a unique mix of cross-sector skills and experience that strongly supports our drive to become an engineering enterprise; through engineering, commercial and operational leadership, the acceleration of DfMA and our off-site manufacturing agenda, and support our earliest engagement with clients on new projects to more effectively embed our preferred ways of working and in turn deliver industry leading certainty to our clients.”

He takes up the position with Laing O’Rourke in mid-January.

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