Kier Construction has appointed Lee Sturdy as science and technology director, in an effort to boost the firm’s capability in this growing field.
In the newly created role, Lee will set the strategic direction for Kier Construction’s work in the life sciences sector.
Before joining Kier, Lee was at John Sisk & Son, where he was sector leader for life sciences and advanced manufacturing.
A chartered engineer, Lee has over 30 years’ experience in the science and health sectors, across main contractor, consultancy and specialist M&E services.
With a national focus, as science and technology director Lee Sturdy will work with existing public and private sector clients, upholding the UK’s position at the forefront of R&D, science, technology.
Louisa Finlay, managing director of Clients and Markets at Kier Construction, said: “The science and technology sector is where public and private investment and expertise meets, making it an important area of focus for Kier.
“As a sector that is growing and evolving rapidly, Lee’s expertise will be crucial as we deliver this type of specialist construction for our clients. I’m delighted to welcome him on board, helping to further strengthen our capabilities in a sector that is so vital to the UK’s economy.”
Lee Sturdy added: “With Kier’s bold plans for growth in the science and technology sector, this role was natural fit. I’m delighted to be able to build on Kier’s existing success in the life sciences, linking this to our strong expertise in health and education, to ensure our capability across all vital sectors of the UK.”
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