New hires boost infrastructure team in wake of major infrastructure wins

Currie & Brown has hired several new members of staff for its London-based infrastructure team, to support major infrastructure framework appointments.

Doug Roberts has been appointed as director and will join Currie & Brown’s team to support a global property and management consultancy, which has been appointed as a key delivery partner on a national infrastructure framework. Doug brings a wealth of experience in commercial leadership roles and commissions, having successfully delivered multibillion pound programmes and projects across the rail, highways and utilities sectors.

Doug will be supported on the project by the recently appointed associate, Faye Shekle. A senior commercial manager with infrastructure experience in both Australia and the UK, Faye is being seconded to a third-party agreements team on a planned high-speed railway system. Faye will participate in negotiating 12-month and longer-term contracts with local councils and other infrastructure parties for the rail works.

Further support to the team is provided by Mark Samuels, associate director, and Robert Simpson, associate. Mark and Robert will support the wider team across a range of projects recently secured by Currie & Brown.

Mark is a chartered quantity surveyor who has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years. Having joined Currie & Brown at the beginning of November 2020, Mark has taken on the commercial manager role on a major rail framework over the next four years.

Robert Simpson, associate, also joined Currie & Brown in November from a background in rail and highways. Robert is now seconded to a geotechnical portfolio in Kent as commercial manager.

Commenting on the new hires, Eryl Evans, senior director in Currie & Brown’s London office, said: “As the infrastructure team goes from strength to strength, we are delighted to welcome Doug, Faye, Robert and Mark to the team, increasing the level of support we can offer to our clients.”

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