24 Nov 2022

New role strengthens Kier Construction’s capability in blue-chip commercial market

Kier has appointed Gus Wright as regional director for its London business, specifically focusing on the commercial market.

Gus joins in January 2023 and in this newly created role, will be responsible for the operational delivery of Kier’s commercial and residential projects across London.

A commercial and mixed-use specialist, Gus has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry holding senior roles at Ardmore Group, Mace and most recently, Laing O’Rourke, where recent successes include the delivery of the Brunel Building.

The appointment follows a period of significant growth for Kier in the London blue-chip commercial and residential market, securing over £200m of new contracts which are either on site or in pre-construction.

"I am delighted to be announcing the appointment of Gus to our London business.

As part of our strategy, we have built up a strong portfolio in London and Gus will further enhance our operational leadership, capability and capacity to our London clients. I’m looking forward to welcoming Gus in January and working together to continue to drive operational excellence and growth."

David McKenzie managing director of Kier Construction, London & Southern

Gus Wright added: “I am thrilled to be joining Kier, a distinguished organisation with clear core values and a solid reputation. This new role offers a great opportunity to further develop the London business and I look forward to positively contributing to the strategy, working with the site teams and enhancing our client and partner relationships.”