Pavitt joins nmcn’s Infrastructure business unit from Highways England where she was Regional Delivery Director responsible for the performance of £2.1bn major projects in Yorkshire and the North East.
Before that Pavitt spent 22 years at Carillion where her final role was project lead on the Manchester Smart Motorways scheme.
In her new role Pavitt will lead on the delivery of nmcn’s major infrastructure schemes and help to shape the future direction of the business unit. She will sit on the senior leadership team, reporting to Vip Gandhi, Managing Director for Infrastructure.
She said: “A large proportion of my career has been focused on the highways sector -spanning many aspects of construction delivery, both as a contractor and in the public sector in strategic programme delivery roles.
“I am looking forward to applying this experience at nmcn which has some prestigious and infrastructure-critical projects underway and in the pipeline.”
Gandhi added: “We are delighted to have Louise onboard – her comprehensive experience and team approach will be invaluable in helping us to ensure we continue to deliver maximum value on all our major projects and programmes moving forward.”
Shares in nmcn are currently suspended following delays in its latest results.
The listed contractor recently unveiled a £24m refinancing deal with Svella would see the investment vehicle take a controlling interest in the contractor.