Galliford Try appoints Richard Towse as new commercial director

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Galliford Try has appointed Richard Towse as the new commercial director within its highways business

Richard Towse joins the Group with more than 30 years’ experience in construction, the last 20 of which have been in senior positions in the civil engineering industry.

Towse was previously the commercial director at construction engineering company Volker Stevin, where he played a pivotal part in growing the business sustainably.

He has also carried out senior roles for Carillion, Alfred McAlpine, Balfour Beatty and Morgan Sindall.

Towse will be responsible for growing Galliford Try’s market share in the Highways sector, a key focus of the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy, leading on commercial activities and overseeing relationships with key clients.

‘Inspiring a collaborative culture’

Commenting on the appointment, David Lowery, managing director of Galliford Try Highways, said: “Galliford Try has a very exciting future in the Highways sector.

“We are being increasingly recognised for our progressive culture, innovative mindset, and our commitment to our purpose to improve lives and we have a clear ambition to increase our market share as part of the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy.

“Appointments such as this demonstrate our ability to consistently attract high calibre individuals to our business and I know that Richard, with his passion for all the right fundamentals of strategic thinking, risk management and inspiring a collaborative culture will be an excellent fit for our business and a great addition to our team.”

‘Building and enhancing the infrastructure of tomorrow’

Towse added: “It’s been energising to see the journey Galliford Try has been on over the past 12 months and I am excited to be joining such a people-orientated, progressive organisation at such a pivotal time.

“I look forward to working with David Lowery and his team in developing, building and enhancing the infrastructure of tomorrow.”

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