Former Serco boss exits for Costain board role

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Costain has lured former Serco efficiency director Mark Rogerson to join its board in the new role of chief development officer.

Rogerson is tasked with developing and negotiating large long-term contracts with customers.

In the development role he will expand Costain’s partnering and long term customer relationships, as well as drive new contract deals and acquisitions.

His appointment aims to exploit Costain’s broadening services extending through design, construction and maintenance.

Rogerson joined Serco Group in 2004 and gained experience in account management and business development roles before being appointed as managing director of Serco’s defence operations and civil aviation business.

Later, he had a spell on the board of Serco North America and in 2010 took on the role of Serco Group’s head of operational efficiency.

He said: “Costain has already made significant progress in developing its design and maintenance capabilities in addition to the established construction operation.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to establish further our presence as a broad based tier one engineering solutions provider and I look forward to playing a major part in that process.”

Andrew Wyllie, Costain group chief executive, said: “Our target customers are spending billions of pounds per annum on capital, operations and maintenance contracts.

“Those same customers are expecting suppliers to provide broad and bespoke solutions to their specific requirements by delivering a service across engineering consultancy, construction and operations and maintenance.

“We want to be the first choice for those customers and Mark, with his considerable experience and success in this field, will bring additional expertise and leadership which can only benefit the company in the future.”

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