Mike Putnam Named as Non-Executive Director of Network Rail

- London, UK

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
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