Duncan Elliott, who previously headed up Strategic Highways with Carillion for nine years, joins as managing director of the Highways unit within Galliford Try’s Infrastructure Division.
His experience also includes 16 years in various roles with Alfred McAlpine to operations director level.
Galliford Try has also appointed David Bates as commercial director for Highways. He also joins from Carillion where he held a similar role.
Nick Salt, Managing Director of Galliford Try Infrastructure, said: “We’re in a position to provide a focus and resource to our clients that can’t be matched by some of our competitors who are committed to major programmes such as HS2.”
As a Collaborative Delivery Framework contractor for Highways England, Galliford Try is currently engaged in the Smart motorways programme on the M1 in joint venture with Costain.
Galliford Try has also recently started work for the same client on a £24m contract to build a new junction on the M49 near Bristol and is progressing the Lincoln Eastern bypass under the Midlands Highways Alliance.