New CEO for Skanska

Highways Reporters

Skanska UK has announced that, after more than 25 years with Skanska, the last seven as President and CEO, Mike Putnam is leaving and Gregor Craig has been appointed President and CEO with immediate effect.

In a statement, the company says Putnam will build a portfolio of non-executive directorship positions, including working with Skanska UK in a non-executive capacity, supporting the new President and CEO to take the UK business forward.

Craig joined Skanska UK’s Executive Management Team in 2015 and has had responsibility for both infrastructure and building operations. He joined Skanska in 2003 as Operations Director for the company’s London commercial building operation, having spent the earlier part of his career at John Laing, Wates and Carillion, in both operational and commercial roles.

The company says Craig brings "a wealth of experience to the role". He was Managing Director of two operating units, prior to joining the Executive Management Team. He is also a member of Skanska’s Global Safety Leadership Team, a member of the Skanska Infrastructure Development board and, externally, a member of the Build UK board.

Anders Danielsson, Skanska AB Executive Vice President, said, “I would like to thank Mike for his great contribution to Skanska over many years. He has decided that he wants to move to the next stage of his career and we wish him well.”

Mike Putnam added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time leading an amazing organisation, with amazing people. I am very proud of the inclusive and caring culture we have created over the last few years, which I believe is unique in the UK. I am also excited about the next phase of my career, while maintaining strong links with Skanska.”

Greg Craig concluded, “I am incredibly proud and excited to be given the opportunity to lead Skanska UK. We have built a great reputation within the industry and we are brimming with hard-working, ambitious and talented people. Even with our current industry-leading performance, I believe that we have still more potential to demonstrate to our customers and I look forward to playing my part to unleash it.”

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