Norris joins after a brief stint at Kier where he was Regional Operations Director for just over a year.
Prior to Kier Norris spent 20 years at Wates most recently as Operations Director for the Southern Home Counties Region.
Mark Mitchener, Managing Director of Rydon Construction, said: “Mark has the right combination of wide-ranging experience and a dedication to quality.
“This will ensure Rydon’s long pipeline of work in education, housing & healthcare continues to be delivered to a very high standard for our clients.”
Norris added: “I’m excited to be working for Rydon, a company that shares my passion for industry excellence as well as delivering positive social and economic impact.
“It is a business with a strong financial track record and a fantastic team to drive the business forward. ”
Mark succeeds Constructor Director Simon Moore who has been with Rydon for 26 years and plans to retire next month.