BAM Nuttall appoints Adrian Savory as new chief executive

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BAM Nuttall has appointed Adrian Savory as its new chief executive, as Stephen Fox gets ready to step-down following ten years at the helm

Adrian Savory will take over as BAM Nuttall’s new chief executive from 1 June.

Former chief executive, Stephen Fox He joined BAM Nuttall in 1989 and has spent the last ten years as chief executive.

During Fox’s career at BAM Nuttall, the company has consolidated its position as a major UK infrastructure contractor, improving safety and sustainability, while building a strong cash position and secure order book, making a strong contribution to the Royal BAM Group.

Fox was awarded a CBE in 2015 for services to construction, he is a trustee of the CITB and a board member of WISE. He has worked with the Construction Leadership Council skills group, attracting the next generation through connections with education, and encouraging a broader mix of people at all career levels to help build the future skills needed to transform our industry.

After a successful career in the company, Fox will be pursuing opportunities where his experience and expertise can support the continued modernisation of the construction industry.

Adrian Savory joined BAM Nuttall in 1995 and has been a member of its management board, as managing director infrastructure, since 2017.

Frans den Houter, CFO and interim CEO Royal BAM Group, said: “Steve postponed his planned departure because of the impact the outbreak of coronavirus. It’s characteristic of Steve to put his colleagues at BAM Nuttall, customers and the company first, and we thank him for his commitment and his contribution to BAM.

“The executive committee, and all Steve’s colleagues, wish him well in his future.”

Adrian Savory will be instrumental in leading the UK’s civil engineering business through next stage of BAM’s strategic update.

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