Management

Appointment

September 2005

Skills and experience

Andrew Wyllie was appointed Chief Executive in September 2005. He was previously Managing Director of Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd (2001-2005) and a member of the Taylor Woodrow plc Executive Committee. Andrew joined Taylor Woodrow in 1984 and worked on major contracts in
Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and the UK.

Andrew has a MBA from London Business School, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Senior Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the British American Project. He is also a member of the CBI Infrastructure Board and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of Yorkshire Water Services Limited. He held the position of Non-Executive Director of Scottish Water from April 2009 until March 2017. Andrew was awarded a CBE for services to engineering and construction in the 2015 New Year's Honours list.

Finance Director

Anthony Bickerstaff
FCCA

Appointment

June 2006

Skills and experience

Tony Bickerstaff was appointed Finance Director in June 2006.
Tony has extensive knowledge of the construction and support services sectors both in the UK and overseas. He is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the Group as well as playing a major role in the Group’s strategic and operational development. Previously, Tony was with the Taylor Woodrow Group, which he joined in 1982. He held a number of senior management and financial positions in Taylor Woodrow including Finance Director of Taylor
Woodrow Construction Limited. Prior to becoming Finance
Director, he was Divisional Operations Director in charge
of Taylor Woodrow Group’s PFI projects.

External appointments

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited and Electricity Settlements Company Limited.

Group Financial Controller

Martin Hunter
BA, ACA

Appointment

April 1999

Skills and experience

Martin Hunter holds the position of Financial Controller and
held a number of head office finance positions since 1984.
Previously, Martin worked for Stoy Hayward, a London based
firm of chartered accountants. He is a member of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Managing Director, Infrastructure

Darren James
BEng (Hons), CEng, FICE, FCIHT, FIoD

Appointment

September 2008

Skills and experience

Darren James has held the position of Managing Director
of the Infrastructure division since 2008. He initially joined as
an Industrial Placement Student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey, where he obtained a degree in civil engineering. He has held a number of positions in the Group. In his current role Darren has profit and loss responsibility for the division which provides services to customers in the Rail, Highways and Nuclear sectors. Additionally Darren has Group‑wide responsibility for Health Safety and Environment.

External appointments

Non-Executive Director of the Port of London Authority.

Managing Director, Natural Resources

Alex Vaughan
BSc (Hons) MRICS, Dip IoD, FIoD

Appointment

October 2006

Skills and experience

Alex Vaughan is Managing Director of the Natural Resources
division, where he is responsible for our services to Water, Oil & Gas and Power customers. He has held this position since 2013. He is qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and initially joined as an industrial placement student quantity surveyor in 1990. He has worked on infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally. He is currently also responsible for the development of customer facing technology solutions across
the Group.

Legal Director and Company Secretary

Tracey Wood
LLB

Appointment

July 2008

Skills and experience

Tracey Wood joined the Company in February 2006
as Head of Legal. She has a construction and commercial law
background and was formerly a partner at Hammonds. She
has had a number of senior roles and was appointed to the
Executive Board as HR Director in July 2008. She became Legal Director and Company Secretary in June 2010 and currently also has responsibility for human resources across the Group. Tracey is a Director of The Costain Charitable Foundation.

External appointments

Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration Committee of Bristol Water PLC.

Group Commercial Director

David Taylor
FRICS, FIoD, ACIOB

Appointment

January 2015

Skills and experience

David Taylor joined the Company in 2009 and was appointed
Group Commercial Director in January 2015. He has held a
number of senior commercial roles within the business and
is currently responsible for the Commercial, Supply Chain &
Design Management functions. Prior to joining Costain, David
acquired more than 25 years’ experience with Taylor Woodrow
where he held the position of Commercial Director for its UK operations.

Appointment

July 2015

Skills and experience

Sally Austin joined Costain in 2005 and is currently Group HR
Director. She began her career with BAE Systems, moving to
Eaton Corporation in 2000 where she held a number of HR
management roles supporting US, EMEA and European facilities. In her current role she holds responsibility for Executive remuneration, Group-wide HR operations, recruitment, Learning & Development, HR Shared Services and Pensions. Sally holds a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

CONSULTING & ADVISORY SERVICES DIRECTOR

Nigel Curry
CEng, BEng, MBA

Appointment

August 2015

Skills and experience

Nigel Curry is COO of the Infrastructure division as well
as Executive Board Director responsible for Consulting
and Advisory Services. He is a qualified Chartered Mechanical
Engineer with an Executive MBA and has attended Harvard
and INSEAD on their Director programmes. Nigel was granted
the Freedom of the City of London in 2008 and has been
a trustee of IGEM. Nigel has extensive experience managing
the construction of complex programmes in the Energy,
Power and Defence Sectors. He joined Costain when it acquired the Rhead Group in 2015.

Group Strategy and Risk Director

Matthew Harris
BSc, FCA

Appointment

December 2016

Skills and experience

Matthew Harris was appointed Group Strategy and Risk
Director in 2016. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England and Wales, achieved a BSc at
the University of Warwick and qualified as a Chartered
Accountant with Price Waterhouse. Matthew gained
finance and management experience with BMW, Thames
Water, American Water and Hanson. He joined Costain in
2012 as Finance Director for the Natural Resources Division and has led a number of Group-wide projects since then.

In 2017, Matthew was named Director of the Year (Large Company) by the Institute of Director’s London and South East Region.