Skanska appoints new building services business MD


Dan Williams has been appointed managing director of Skanska UK’s building services business. 

Dan Williams. Credit: Skanska UK.

He steps into the new role from his current position of operations director, where his strategic responsibility included delivery of facilities management operations in healthcare, local authority and commercial sectors. 

Skanska UK’s building services operating unit, where Williams is now MD, specialises in facilities management and mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) engineering.  

He succeeds Adam McDonald, who has been promoted to executive vice president and has taken over strategic responsibility for Skanska UK’s building and building services businesses. 

“I’m very excited about my new role and to be leading such a great business,” said Williams. “I am also passionate about delivering for our customers and unlocking greater value that they can benefit from.” 

McDonald added: “Dan has a thorough understanding of the different products and services that our building services business offers across its entire portfolio. He has built up strong customer relationships in both MEP and facilities management. We have a really compelling offer for the market and his appointment further strengthens the business.” 

Williams joined Skanska in 2001 from college as part of a student engineer programme.  

He has held several senior positions within the MEP side of the business and has worked on a range of projects across commercial office, custodial, defence and residential sectors. 

The news follows Katy Dowding recently being appointed president and CEO of Skanska UK, taking over from Gregor Craig who is set to retire. 

McDonald succeeded Dowding as executive vice president for Skanska UK’s building and building services operations. 

Craig had been president and CEO since 2017 and had been at the company for two decades. 

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