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Crossrail appoints new head of procurement

Crossrail has today appointed chartered surveyor Martin Rowark as its head of procurement reporting directly to commercial director Martin Buck.

Although interim procurement director Steve Rowsell will stay involved with the project as a consultant, he will be stepping back from his full-time role.

Rowark will join Crossrail on 21 December and will be responsible for the efficient acquisition of works, services and supplies from the external supply market.

Crossrail’s Commercial Director Martin Buck said: “I am delighted that Martin Rowark will be joining us as Head of Procurement. He brings a wealth of experience to the project as he has contributed to key railway projects in the past. We look forward to having him on board and strengthening the team to help deliver Europe’s largest construction project on time and to budget.”

Martin Rowark said: “It is an exciting time to be a part of a project of such national significance as Crossrail. I look forward to contributing to its success.”

Martin Rowark’s projects:

  • Joined Railtrack at their floatation, working on the Great Western and Southern Zones, leading the Contract and Supply function.
  • Joined Davis Langdon in 2001 as its head of civil engineering and railways, working on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, West Coast Route Modernisation, The White City Development, ERTMS and Metronet Trans4m/Alliance.
  • Deputy to the head of procurement for the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Advisor to the TfL team delivering the East London Line.

Martin is married with two children. His hobbies include competitive cycling and motorsport.

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