Kier, a leading provider of construction and infrastructure services, has today announced that it has appointed Chris Stevens as managing director Midlands and Performance Excellence in its Construction business.

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and joins Kier from his role as board director and managing director at Bouygues UK, having started his career in Construction at Sir Robert McAlpine in 2001 before joining Warings, which was acquired by Bouygues in 2007. Chris brings to Kier extensive leadership in operational delivery, having successfully led regional businesses and major projects across health, schools, residential and commercial sectors.

Chris will join Kier in January 2021 and will head up its new Midlands region, which encompasses Birmingham, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire and has been created to grow our operations in the region.

Liam Cummins, group managing director, Kier Construction said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris to Kier. We continue to attract great talent and Chris’ appointment follows on from our recently announced appointment of Helen Samuels who will join us as our technical director in January. I am looking forward to working with Chris, who will play an important role as part of our senior leadership team.

“This new role will accelerate the implementation of our Construction strategy with a specific focus on growing our business in the Midlands as well as implementing our Performance Excellence agenda, which underpins our successful operational delivery to clients and partners. Chris will be working with our operational leadership across the business to embed our Performance Excellence framework to bring new levels of certainty to our project delivery.”

Chris said: “I am delighted to be joining Kier at this point in its growth. I'm excited to be able to play a part within such a talented team and to help drive both a growing Midlands region and the Performance Excellence strategy within the Construction business. I’m looking forward to getting started.”