Esher, UK, 12th January 2021: Keltbray, a leading UK specialist engineering business, today announces the appointment of Jason Gibbons as Commercial Director for its Built Environment division. Mr Gibbons has extensive experience in the construction industry, having fulfilled a variety of commercial leadership roles for over 30 years in the sector at organisations including Ernest Ireland (Mowlem), Sir Robert McAlpine and most recently, Multiplex.
Mr Gibbons is a chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS), has an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Mr Gibbons will work closely with Michael O’Hagan, Managing Director for Built Environment at Keltbray, and will have a direct reporting line into Peter Suchy, Group Commercial Director.
Mr Gibbons brings commercial leadership specifically to the Built Environment and will form a close functional relationship with Rob Smith, who holds an equivalent role in the Infrastructure division; as part of the company’s ‘One Keltbray’ strategy to strengthen the rigor applied to both its pre-construction and awarded contracts’ commercial and operational activities.
Commenting on the appointment, Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray said, “I am delighted that Jason is joining Keltbray at this important time for the Group, as we progress the implementation of our strategy for sustained growth at pace. Jason has an impressive record of strong and collaborative commercial leadership working in a variety of sectors, and is highly regarded by our customers, particularly in the Built Environment arena. His experience of major schemes alongside his knowledge of self-delivery will be instrumental in strengthening our ability to deliver high-value engineering solutions that create enhanced value for our stakeholders.”
Nina Fairfowl, Corporate Communications Manager
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Keltbray is a leading UK specialist engineering and construction services business, offering a unique self-delivery capability spanning key phases of the construction value chain – civil engineering, geotechnical, asbestos management, demolition, piling and reinforced concrete structures, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, and environmental services.
The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 1,700 people, and is a key delivery partner to blue-chip public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic infrastructure and built environment.
Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects. Its professionally trained employees take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has successfully completed a range of high profile construction projects on schemes including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station, Ferrybridge Power Station decommissioning and HS2.