Former Tideway project director to lead HS2 JV


The Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB) joint venture delivering civil engineering works across the central section of HS2 has announced the appointment of a new managing director. 

Sally Cox. Credit: Kier.

Sally Cox will take over from incumbent managing director Mark Pengelly in December, who will retire at the end of the year.      

Cox has more than 30 years’ experience in the rail and civil infrastructure sectors.  

Her most recent post was project director for the Tideway west tunnel in London.  

Prior to that Cox was managing director for HOCHTIEF UK Construction, as well as project director for several rail projects in Australia.  

EKFB is working on one of the longest sections of HS2 between the North Chilterns and South Warwickshire. 

“It’s an engineer’s dream to work on a project of this scale and magnitude and I am looking forward to working collaboratively with all the JV partners, our supply chain and client to deliver around 80 km of civil engineering excellence,” said Cox. 

Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier and non-executive chairman of EKFB, said: “Sally has a hugely impressive track record of delivering major infrastructure projects wherever she has gone, and that experience made her an ideal choice for this role. 

Adding: “I would once again like to thank Mark Pengelly for his hard work and dedication and wish him all the best for his retirement. 

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