David Lowery joins Galliford Try Executive Board as Divisional MD of Infrastructure

Topic People, Infrastructure

Date 01 May 2024

Galliford Try is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Lowery to Galliford Try’s Executive Board with effect from 1 July 2024, in the newly-created position of Divisional Managing Director – Infrastructure. 

David, who has extensive UK and overseas experience comprising more than 24 years, will advance the Group’s Sustainable Growth Strategy within Galliford Try’s Environment (Water) and Infrastructure businesses.

The move follows Galliford Try’s January Trading Update, in which the Group announced that it will update its targets to 2030, following good progress against its 2026 strategy. Details of the update will follow in a Capital Markets Event in May.  

Since joining Galliford Try in 2021, David has been instrumental in raising Galliford Try’s profile in the Highways sector, developing a high-performing capability across work streams for National Highways, Local Authorities and Major Projects, growing the business with a high-quality order book.

In his new role, he will continue to shape the development of this business unit, as well as overseeing the Environment division, which is one of the largest players in the water sector and has grown its capital maintenance and asset optimisation capabilities to position the business uniquely to tackle the water sector’s challenges of ageing infrastructure, climate change resilience, funding pressure and a stringent regulatory environment.

Glennan Blackmore will succeed David as Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Infrastructure business unit in August, joining the business from Skanska, where he most recently led the highways sector.

Commenting on the appointments, Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “This is an exciting time for Galliford Try as we set out our strategy to 2030 and David’s appointment marks an important milestone in advancing this. 

“The strength of his technical skills, combined with his leadership experience, and the recent appointment of Mark Shadrick, our Managing Director for Environment, and now Glennan, will enable us to grow the business in a disciplined way, and capitalise on long-term growth opportunities.”