Kier announces team reshuffle


Kier has announced two promotions within its business. 

Chris Lilley (left) and James Martin. Credit: Kier.

It has promoted James Martin to health, safety, wellbeing and sustainability director and head of the Group’s Responsible Business team. 

Martin joined Kier in 1999 and has worked on some of its most high-profile infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, Sellafield, Hinkley Point C, and the Channel Tunnel.  

More recently, Martin has been project director for Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM Nuttall (EKFB), which is delivering civil engineering works for HS2. 

He will report directly to the Group’s chief people officer, Louisa Finlay. 

The current holder of this role, Chris Lilley, has been promoted to a regional director within the Eastern and Midlands region of the Group’s Construction business.  

Lilley played a role in the rollout of a culture programme across the Group, as well as developing Kier’s evolved sustainability framework and maintaining an “industry-leading approach” to health and safety.  

“I am delighted to be heading up Kier’s Responsible Business team as the Group’s health, safety, wellbeing and sustainability director,” said Martin. “I have seen first-hand sustainability in action in my role at EKFB and I am looking forward to transferring this knowledge to help realise the ambitions of the Group to support its people, the planet and communities.” 

Lilley added: “At the heart of Kier’s purpose is a commitment to sustainably deliver infrastructure across the UK and I feel proud to have led the Responsible Business team which was absolutely focused on this, and has helped bring about real change within Kier, and across the construction industry. I am looking forward to utilising my new skills and knowledge as I go into an operational role, in an area of the country where we have real opportunity for growth.” 

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