Renowned global engineering and construction company, J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy), is pleased to announce the appointment of a new director.

Stuart Rothery joins Murphy in a newly created role, sector director for water, further strengthening the Murphy offering.  The appointment will encourage greater internal collaboration and accelerate the integration of innovation.

Chartered Engineer Stuart has over 32 years of experience within engineering and construction, serving the power, industrial, utilities, manufacturing, transport and infrastructure sectors.  Stuart has specialist experience within the water sector, having worked with United Utilities, South-West Water, Yorkshire Water, Thames Water, as well as Anglian, Scottish, Bristol and Wessex Water. Previously a director for AECOM, responsible for leading the design build business, Stuart was a board director and chairman on the Deephams project. Prior to working at AECOM, Stuart was a director at Balfour Beatty, with experience of introducing innovations within works programmes, building information modelling (BIM), off-site construction, product standardisation and introducing lean manufacturing techniques.

Steve Hollingshead, chief executive of Murphy, said:

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Stuart, who joins us at a great time for the business, as we implement our strategic 10-year plan which sees us continuing to deliver world-class infrastructure. With the skills of our highly developed teams, combined with Stuart’s expertise, we will be working on projects that are strategic to our growth and harness the capabilities at Murphy in both niche and specialist water services.”

Stuart Rothery commented:

“I have long admired the Murphy reputation within the industry and I am delighted to take on this new role. I will be ensuring Murphy continues to support existing clients in this sector and as we expand into new territories”.

Stuart joins the business in April 2016.