Mace appoints former Balfour director to lead safety for construction

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Mace has appointed Kari Sprostranova to spearhead the health, safety and wellbeing strategy for its construction business

Kari Sprostranova joins from Balfour Beatty where she was a director of health, safety, environment and sustainability.

Before she joined Balfour Beatty, Sprostranova held a senior role at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). She acted as principal inspector, leading and managing a front-line team of inspectors delivering field activities in the construction sector.

Sprostranova’s experience ranges from working with trade associations and industry to improve health and safety knowledge in SME’s, to regulating and supporting major project work in South West London and the City of London.

At Mace, she will help drive the organisation’s work in safety by design, eliminating risks from the earliest stages of projects. From offsite manufacturing and other advanced methods of delivery, her work will be focused on implementing new and safer ways of working.

‘Driving behavioural change’

Kari Sprostranova, head of health, safety and wellbeing for construction at Mace, said: “I am delighted to take on a leadership role at Mace in health, safety and wellbeing for construction.

“I’ve always been passionate about setting high standards and practices in health and safety and Mace is a force for change in our industry and one that leads by example.

“I am excited to be part of this journey, delivering iconic projects better and safer, prioritising our people and local communities.”

Andrew Jackson, COO for construction at Mace, added: “Kari is an invaluable addition to our team. She will help us deliver on our ambition to continuously create new and safer methods of delivery and driving behavioural change through real leadership.

“Our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, and Kari’s role sits at the heart of everything we do.”

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