Skanska hires Morgan Sindall rail boss

Skanska has appointed Morgan Sindall director James Corker to lead its rail unit.

Corker will join the UK arm of the Stockholm-headquartered construction giant on 20 June as operations director for rail.

He has spent the last four years as area director at Morgan Sindall, where he was responsible for rail projects. Prior to that he worked for Spencer Group and VolkerFitzpatrick among other companies in the industry.

Skanska said Corker had “extensive” rail experience, as well as expertise in customer relationship management, operational efficiency and business leadership.

He will focus on ensuring safe, consistent and sustainable project delivery, the firm said, and has experience creating inclusive cultures.

Jonathan Willcock, managing director of Skanska’s infrastructure business, said: “We have exciting growth plans for the future, and James’ capabilities – including his knowledge and understanding of our markets, aligned with his customer focus – will support the strategic development of our business.

“James also has a very clear alignment with our culture and values. He will provide leadership, supporting our operational teams to deliver successful projects that leave a lasting benefit for society.”

Projects that Corker has helped to deliver over a 20-year career include the £169m Werrington Grade Separation on the East Coast Mainline, the £200m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) and a £259m remodelling of King’s Cross Station.

He has also led operations teams in the highways, power, nuclear and water sectors.

Corker said: “I’m delighted to be joining Skanska at this exciting time. It’s an extremely professional and well-run business that has, and continues to deliver, some of the country’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects.”

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