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Keltbray welcomes Simon Walkley as new Managing Director – Rail



November, 2023: Keltbray, the leading UK construction engineering and infrastructure services business, today announces that Simon Walkley has joined its Infrastructure Services Division as its new Managing Director – Rail. Mr Walkley comes with a wealth of specific expertise and experience having previously been the Rail Director and more latterly Group Managing Director of Buckingham Group.


Simon has already commenced in his new role, reporting directly to Phil Price. He steps into the role vacated by Neil Thompson who was asked by the Keltbray Group Board to join and strengthen the senior leadership of Keltbray’s Built Environment division.


Commenting on the appointment, Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray said: “I am thrilled that Simon is joining Keltbray at this exciting time for the Group as we continue to enjoy significant growth across the infrastructure business with major bids in progress in rail for 5-year frameworks with Network Rail in their Eastern and Northwest and Central regions and the next phase of the Midland Mainline Project.


“I also want to thank Neil for his strong leadership of the rail business over the last two and a half years, and the board and I are delighted to be retaining someone of his calibre to help drive transformative change in our core building markets.”


Commenting further on this appointment Phil Price, Managing Director – Infrastructure Services at Keltbray said: “I am delighted Simon has chosen to join Keltbray as our new Managing Director – Rail. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the challenges facing our rail customers, and his expertise in implementing major programmes will be key to delivering the next phase of the Keltbray strategy. I am looking forward to working with Simon to develop solutions which address the carbon reduction and productivity challenges that face our rail customers.”

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