Mr Kay was previously Costain’s group technical and operations director and an executive board member.
ABC Electrification was formed in 2012 to bid for work on Network Rail’s electrification programme. It recently won two geographic framework deals for the next seven years – the Western and Wales region and Central (London North Western, South) region. It is one of four suppliers who will work with Network Rail to plan and deliver a range of schemes that will see key routes in England, Wales and Scotland electrified for the first time.
“For a project of this size, collaborative delivery is essential,” Mr Kay said. “We need to harness our collective knowledge and work together so that best practice and efficiency improvements can be shared across the programme.”