Trusler joins from Wates where he has spent 13 years.
His last role was strategy director at Wates and Trusler was instrumental in creating Wates Living Space,
He takes up his new post in January and will be responsible for developing and building O’Rourke’s sector strategy in the private residential homes, affordable housing and social housing markets.
Anna Stewart, Laing O’Rourke Chief Executive said: “Steve has worked in the affordable housing sector for 30 years, and joins us from Wates where he was National Strategy Director for housing.
“He was instrumental in creating Wates Living Space, leading its business strategy and successful business growth.
“He is a passionate supporter for continuous improvement and innovation, and is recognised as a strong industry influencer having participated in governmental debates on key issues and policies affecting the national housing market.
“Steve is a strong addition to our sector leadership and brings a commercially creative approach to new initiatives and problem solving.”He is a well respected figure in the industry with a wide ranging network of contacts throughout the housing sector in the UK.
“His appointment will accelerate our exciting plans to grow Laing O’Rourke’s presence in the UK housing market based on our Unique Business Offering.”