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10 May 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Skanska UK’s president and CEO Mike Putnam is stepping down from his role. 


Gregor Craig has been appointed president and CEO with immediate effect. 


As part of this change, Putnam will continue to work with Skanska UK in a non-executive capacity, supporting the new president and CEO to take the UK business forward.


During his time heading Skanska’s UK business, which included the fallout from the global financial crisis, the company said Putnam had led it to deliver “stable, industry-leading results”.


He has also championed Skanska’s values such as green, diversity and inclusion, and health, safety and well-being, both within the company and across the UK construction industry. 


This has been recognised through his appointments as co-chair of the government’s Green Construction Board and as a member of the Construction Leadership Council.


Craig joined Skanska UK’s executive management team in 2015 and has had responsibility for both infrastructure and building operations. He joined Skanska in 2003 as operations director for the company’s London commercial building operation, having spent the earlier part of his career at John Laing, Wates, and Carillion in both operational and commercial roles. 


Craig was managing director of two operating units before joining the executive management team. He is also a member of Skanska’s Global Safety Leadership Team, a member of the Skanska Infrastructure Development board and, externally, a member of the Build UK board.