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Laing O’Rourke recruits new infrastructure boss

1 Nov 13 Laing O’Rourke has appointed Gary Wells as its new UK Infrastructure managing director.

He joins Laing O’Rourke from Al Naboodah Construction Group, where he was chief executive officer responsible for the largest privately owned UAE-based construction group, with a turnover of US$800m. 

Before this, Mr Wells spent five years with Murray & Roberts, three of which were based in South Africa.

Earlier in his career he spent 15 years with Costain in a variety of strategic, operations and project delivery roles, having joined on graduation from Heriot-Watt University with a BEng in civil engineering.  He is a corporate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Laing O’Rourke chief executive Anna Stewart said: “Gary is a dynamic, internationally-focussed infrastructure specialist with an extensive professional network developed within the industry.  He is an outstanding addition to the Europe Hub senior team, and I know his contributions will accelerate our strategic ambitions to develop our unique business offering through excellence in delivery, reinforcing our brand as a tier one provider in the UK.” 

Mr Wells takes up his post on 4 November and reports to Europe Hub CEO Roger Robinson.

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