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03/01/2018

Network Rail Appoints Former Skanska CEO As Non-Exec Director

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Network Rail has appointed Mike Putnam as a Non-Executive Director.

With more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry, Mr Putnam will replace Malcolm Brinded CBE, who retired in July 2016.

Mr Putnam was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Skanska UK, having joined the business in 1995. With experience in infrastructure development as well as construction and operational delivery, he also has a background of successfully driving operational performance and business improvements.

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In his new role, Mr Putnam will also sit on Network Rail's Safety, Health and Environment committee.

Network Rail chair, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: "I welcome Mike who will bring valuable engineering experience to the Board."

Elsewhere, Alison Rumsey has been appointed as Group Human Resources Director, while Caroline Murdoch has been appointed Group Communications Director.

(LM)

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