Wardrop named CEO of Vinci Construction

Scott Wardrop to combine two chief executive roles at business

French giant Vinci has appointed company veteran Scott Wardrop as its new UK construction chief executive.

The 55-year-old Scotsman will keep his current role as chief executive of the firm’s Eurovia roads business which he has been in charge of since 2007.

Wardrop will stay in charge of roads business Eurovia and head up VInci’s UK construction arm reporting to Gilles Godard, who remains CEO of Vinci operations in the UK.

Chris Hamer, the managing director of Vinci’s building business, Taylor Woodrow boss Julian Gatward and Tony Raikes, who heads up the firm’s facilities business, will all report into Wardrop.

Jean-Philippe Loiseau, who had been acting as chief operating officer of Vinci Construction UK, and split his time between the UK and France, has returned to Paris to concentrate on the firm’s French business.

The shuffling of the pack at the company comes just weeks after David Campbell was also appointed SHEQ Director for the Vinci business, combining the role with that of Health and Safety Director of the Eurovia business unit.

The changes come in preparation for a significant rise in the work carried out by its engineering subsidiary, Taylor Woodrow who have forecast an increase in revenues over each of the next two years of circa £70m, reaching a total of £310m in 2022.

Vinci is also in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty to deliver phases N1 and N2 of the HS2 project.

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