David Blackburn has been appointed managing director of Momentum Infrastructure, a joint venture comprising Galliford Try, Dragados and Hochtief.
Momentum Infrastructure was created in 2015 to bid for the £50bn High Speed 2 rail project.
Mr Blackburn recently joined Galliford Try as major projects managing director from Leighton Contractors in Australia, where he was project director on the £1.7bn Sydney Metro NW OTS project. Previously he spent more than 30 years with Skanska, which included leading the £1bn M25 widening works and a number of the major contracts on HS1.
Hochtief (UK) managing director Sally Cox, a main board director of Momentum Infrastructure and another Leighton alumnus, said: “David comes with a great pedigree and he will be an excellent addition to an already strong team. He is highly respected within the professional community and brings great knowledge and experience of our industry, the needs of our clients and in the delivery of strong results.”