Network Rail has announced the appointment of Mike Putnam as a non-executive director. He replaces Malcolm Brinded CBE, who retired from the Board in July 2016.
Mr Putnam was most recently President & CEO of Skanska UK plc, having joined the business in 1995. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Over more than 25 years, he has become experienced in infrastructure development as well as construction and operational delivery. He has a background in successfully driving operational performance and business improvements.
He will also sit on Network Rail’s Safety, Health and Environment committee.
Network Rail chair, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: “I welcome Mike who will bring valuable engineering experience to the Board.”
There are two further senior appointments to announce with two new members of Network Rail’s executive committee:
- Alison Rumsey has been appointed as group human resources director
- Caroline Murdoch has been appointed group communications director