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Helen Samuels to join Kier


Helen Samuels, the former chief engineer of Network Rail, has been appointed technical director in Kier’s construction business.

A chartered civil engineer and fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Helen will join Kier on 4 January 2021 from her current role as CEO of Bibby Marine.

Prior to her time at Network Rail, Helen was engineering director at United Utilities and also held the role of managing director for water in Europe at CH2MHill (now part of Jacobs).

Liam Cummins, Kier.

Liam Cummins, group managing director of Kier Construction, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Helen to Kier.

“I know she will be a great new addition to our Construction senior leadership team. Helen’s outstanding engineering, technical and leadership experience and drive will be key to the implementation of our long-term strategy which has technical excellence at its heart.”

Helen responded: “I am delighted to be joining Kier at such an exciting time for the business.

Helen Samuels.

“There are huge opportunities to close the productivity gap in the built environment through improved data and design, new technologies and modern methods of delivery.

“I’m looking forward to driving this forward, ensuring Kier is at the forefront of this transformation, working with our fantastic in-house teams as well as establishing strategic relationships with key consultant partners.”

Kier is a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, providing specialist design and build capabilities for projects of all sizes, complexities and sectors across the UK. It also has a growing footprint in infrastructure services, delivering both capital projects as well as maintenance of infrastructure assets. The group works across a range of sectors including education, health, housing, highways, aviation, rail and power.


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