Two senior hires at Kier Construction


Kier has added two senior appointments to its construction business amid an expansion.  

Cheryl Parsons and David Rowsell. Credit: Kier.

David Rowsell has been appointed as managing director of Kier Construction London and Cheryl Parsons as regional director for its Southern division – two new business units. 

Rowsell joins from Morgan Sindall where he was the Northern Home Counties area director.  

In 25 years, he has managed a range of private and public sector projects in London including developer-led commercial schemes, large refurbishments for parliamentary estates and community projects via public sector frameworks. 

Under Rowsell, Kier Construction London will focus on expanding its private sector offering to complement its public sector base.   

“I am excited to join Kier at this key time, with the opportunity to lead the London region into the next phase of growth, whilst also developing the region further in the Thames Valley area,” said Rowsell. 

Parsons joined Kier eight years ago and has worked with the regions to grow its construction division’s healthcare sector, including leading the emergency Nightingale Hospital project management office.  

Her 23 years in the industry span private and public sectors, leading on pre-construction and delivery of projects in sectors including defence, justice and higher education.  

Parsons will support the growth of the Southern business. She said: “I am looking forward to working with our outstanding teams in Southern, unlocking the great opportunities that exist across our priority sectors and focusing on outstanding project delivery and customer satisfaction.” 

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