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Nick Lawton Faber Maunsell AECOM

1 Nick Lawton has joined AECOM'S Programme and Construction Management Group as a director.

2 Lawton joins AECOM from Parsons Brinckerhoff having been based in Sydney for the past two years. He was responsible for leading both the National Rail Group, and the National Program Management Group.

3 Prior to this, Lawton was based in London for five years where he held a senior role with Transport for London. He was part of the team responsible for developing the 2012 Olympic Transportation Programme.

His background is in planning and project/programme management. He started his career in Hong Kong, working on the implementation of the massive port, airport and rail projects that helped to shape the modern city throughout the early 1990s.

5 He has been involved with key infrastructure projects ever since, and for two years he worked as part of the 'facilities and operations implementation team' for the Sydney Olympics. He has also enjoyed senior roles working on major rail and water infrastructure programmes all around the world.

Serco has appointed Chris Connor as managing director of its Transportation Systems business. Connor joins Serco from Transport for London (TfL), where he was director of road network management and responsible for the roads-related Investment Programme with an annual budget of more than £200m. At TfL, he managed the development and letting of three new term Highways Maintenance and Works Contracts, covering the whole red route network in London and worth in excess of £1bn over 10 years.

Peter Brett Associates (PBA) has appointed Nigel Hollett as associate for sustainable development services. Hollett has 15 years experience in the area, and most recently worked on the sustainability of the Severn Estuary Tidal Energy project, and the production of a sustainable communities plan for the Environment Agency in Wales.

Earth Tech is establishing a new office in Romania to develop water and environmental projects in Eastern Europe. In charge of the move is Remus Daineanu and Nicola Henderson. Daineanu, a Romanian national, has previously worked for Halcrow in Romania as a director and head of water and environment. He has eight years experience of project managing large water and wastewater investments. Henderson has been worked for Earth Tech since 1996 as a senior process engineer and more recently a commissioning manager.

Walsh Associates have announced that Adair Brimelow has joined the building technology and infrastructure group as an associate. Brimelow is tasked with assisting in the management of the group and maintaining technical standards and his experience in infrastructure design and hydrology will strengthen the group's capabilities.

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