Kier Group has appointed Nicola Hindle as group managing director of Kier Highways.
Hindle will join the group in May from Amey where she has spent the last 15 years, most recently as managing director of its rail and consulting business.
A passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion, she has previously championed a diversity campaign which includes gender neutral recruiting and the introduction of an engineering badge with the Guiding Association. She has also introduced an award-winning STEM ambassador network to inspire the next generation of engineers within groups that have historically been under-represented in STEM careers.
At Kier, Hindle will be responsible for the highways business, providing maintenance and capital projects across a range of contracts, including Area’s 3, 9 and 13 as well as the design and construction of the A585 Windy Harbour to Skipool and the A5036 Port of Liverpool schemes delivered through the Highways England regional delivery partnership.
Andrew Davies, Kier chief executive, said: “I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Nicola. She brings with her a strong focus on safety and quality delivery for clients and I look forward to her working closely with our senior leadership team and key clients to continue to drive growth for our Highways business.”
Hindle looked forward to her new role and said: “I am delighted to be joining Kier at a pivotal time for both the group, as it executes its new strategy, and the highways business. With increased government investment in the UK road network expected through RIS2, Kier is well placed to support both Highways England and its key local authority clients in the maintenance and expansion of the UK’s road network.”