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Sweett pulls Kier and Costain experience on board

17 Jul 14 Former chief executives of Kier and Costain have both joined the board of construction consultant Sweett as non-executive directors.

John Dodds is the new chairman of Sweett
John Dodds is the new chairman of Sweett

John Dodds was 40 years at Kier Group, with the last seven as chief executive until his retirement in 2010. He is currently non-executive chairman of Severfield and a non-exec director of Newbury Racecourse and Lagan Group Construction Holdings.

Alan Lovell was chief executive at Costain during a turbulent time in the mid 1990s, having stepped up form finance director to succeed Peter Costain. An accountant by profession, he has also had spells propping up Conder and Jarvis. These days he is chairman of Tamar Energy, and a non-exec director at Progressive Energy and TidalStream.

Both men join the board of Sweett next week, with Mr Dodds as chairman, replacing Michael Henderson.

Sweett Group CEO Dean Webster said: "I am very pleased that John has agreed to join Sweett Group as chairman. He is an industry heavyweight with broad experience and is highly respected by both the construction sector and the investment community.  I very much look forward to working with him and benefitting from his experience. I welcome Alan too, whose expertise will add another dimension to what is a very strong board.”

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