His new job sees him becoming CEO of Serco’s UK central government division and part of a new leadership team being put in place by new CEO Rupert Soames, who joined Serco in June after many years at Aggreko.
Brought up in South Africa, Mr Craven has been with Balfour Beatty since September 2006, when he joined as managing director of its facilities management arm, which was then called Haden Building Management Ltd, or HBML. He rebranded the business to Balfour Beatty WorkPlace in 2008 and in Janaury 2011 was made CEO of Balfour Beatty Services.
With the sale of WorkPlace to Cofely last December, his remit at Balfour Beatty diminished, despite having been given the Rail UK business to look after in its place.
Mr Craven sits on the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) public service strategy board, alongside Serco UK & Europe CEO Andrew White.