Karen Campbell will report directly to Michael Dyke, Lend Lease’s construction chief in the region that mostly represents the UK business.
She joins the senior team of executive general managers who run the EMEA construction business.
Campbell joins from Telefonica where she managed the company’s global property portfolio and before that BT where she ran its £650m central London portfolio.
Dyke said: “Karen is an outstanding individual and will be a significant asset for Lend Lease as we increase our bench-strength at the top table.
“Our pipeline is picking up pace and Karen will play a key role in developing it further while ensuring customer care remains our top priority.”
Campbell said: “The company is global and in serious growth mode with a great pipeline of construction projects. I’m looking forward to delivering a strategy which will accelerate the company’s expansion programme.”