Costain announces new group commercial director


Costain has appointed Paul Morris as group commercial director, joining its executive board. 

Paul Morris. Credit: Costain.

Morris has held the position on an interim basis since October last year, he takes over from David Taylor who is stepping down after 10 years as group commercial director. 

Morris joined Costain in 2011 and has held various commercial leadership roles across the organisation, most recently as commercial services director. 

With 30 years of experience working in people, project and commercial management roles, he will be responsible for leading the commercial function and supporting Costain’s growth strategy. 

Though he steps away from the executive board, Taylor will remain in the business, providing commercial support for specific projects.  

During Morris’ interim appointment, Costain has seen significant commercial contract wins with Northumbrian Water GroupUnited Utilities, and bp as part of a landmark carbon capture scheme in Teesside. 

Morris said: “The UK faces significant, strategic infrastructure decisions over the next few years and Costain will play a pivotal role.  

“I’m looking forward to helping our customers solve their challenges and fulfil their business plans.” 

Costain CEO, Alex Vaughan, added: “Paul has a wealth of commercial experience, more than a decade of which has been spent with Costain, and we’re pleased our strategic planning has allowed us to maintain such strong commercial continuity.  

“Paul will help ensure our business strategy remains firmly aligned with the needs of our customers in the UK’s critical infrastructure sectors.” 

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