Murphy appoints Operations Director London & South – water, wastewater, highways and minor works

Posted: Wednesday 29th April 2015

J. Murphy & Sons Limited, one of the UK’s leading construction and civil engineering companies specialising in the infrastructure sector, has appointed Bill Thicknes as its new Operations Director for London & South, responsible for its water and wastewater, highways and streetworks, and minor works businesses. The appointment follows on from the recent appointment of Peter Walsh as Operations Director of London & South for rail, tunnelling and piling.

Darren Ramsay, Managing Director London & South, said: “Bill joins us at a very exciting time of dynamic change and growth, not only for the company as a whole but for the water and wastewater sector in particular.

“Bill brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in major projects and defining leadership skills that will help to grow our service within these sectors, and drive profitable and sustainable growth.”

Bill commented: “It is great to be joining Murphy at this time. My immediate focus will be to further develop our client relationships, working on new and innovative solutions to their needs. I will look to build long-term relationships with our partners and supply chain, nurturing the existing strong skills base within the company, and drive forward Murphy’s industry leading safety performance. I’m looking forward to helping the business continue to grow and succeed and build on the great Murphy brand of teamwork, honesty and integrity.”

Bill joins Murphy from Skanska where he held a number of senior positions during the last eight years. He has a wide range of experience in the water and wastewater sector and has also led many projects with clients that include the Olympics, National Grid and Network Rail. He also brings expertise in leadership, management and winning work in the London region.

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