Costain has appointed Laura Hughes as director to head up its Energy Department.
Hughes, who took up the role at the beginning of this month, is expected to focus on growing the business and help secure Costain’s position as a leader in the field of energy transition.
She said: “It’s great to be joining Costain at such a critical time for the energy sector. The challenges that we are presented with require creativity, collaboration and tenacity.
“Costain has all of those attributes in abundance, so I am very excited to be joining the team to grow the energy business and secure our position as one of the UK’s leading energy transition companies.”
A chemical engineer by degree, Hughes started her career with Shell, before she took on international roles with Tullow Oil, and operational roles with Cuadrilla.
Most recently, she led Fugro’s UK ground engineering business.
Hughes is a Fellow of the IChemE and the Energy Institute. She is also a non-executive director of The Welding Institute.
According to Costain, she brings with her extensive experience across the energy sector, with a focus on creativity and collaborative leadership.
Sam White, managing director of Costain’s natural resources division, said he is “delighted” by the appointment.
“She has a wealth of experience right across the energy space, and will have a pivotal role as we continue to expand in the energy sector,” he added.
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