BAM Nuttall has announced its new executive director with Ian Parish set to retire from the role on December 31.
Ian, who has over 38 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry, was appointed executive director of BAM Nuttall in the newly formed UK & Ireland division in January 2022. It came after he rejoined the firm in 2020 as MD of major projects, before taking on the role of interim MD of BAM Nuttall in 2021.
Huw Jones will succeed Ian in the role, with Ian remaining in the business during January to ensure a smooth handover. Huw is currently MD of the transport sector for BAM Nuttall.
The chartered civil engineer first joined BAM in 2009 following previous roles with both contracting and client organisations in the industry. Initially joining as a project manager in the south west of England before moving on to various roles across the rail division, Huw later became the division director for rail in 2017 before being promoted to his current role as MD for transport in April this year.
John Wilkinson, COO, BAM UK & Ireland, said, “Firstly, I would like to thank Ian for his outstanding long-service and his commitment to the BAM organisation over the last four decades. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement. Following a detailed recruitment process I am delighted to announce Huw Jones as the new executive director for the BAM Nuttall business.
“Huw has brought huge success to our rail division over the last decade and he brings a fresh approach and a real appetite to deliver for our stakeholders, as he takes up his new role leading our civil engineering business.”
Huw Jones added, “We have a strong business that has been built around our great people, with a fantastic culture and a proud civil engineering heritage. I feel extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to help take the business forward, as we look to build upon our strong platform and deliver for our customers, stakeholders, and for the communities in which we work. Thanks also to Ian who leaves a fantastic legacy for our organisation, and we wish him every happiness in his retirement.”