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Barry Colford, Forth Estuary Transport Authority

1 Barry Colford has been appointed Chief Engineer & Bridgemaster at the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, the organisation responsible for operating and maintaining the Forth Road Bridge.

2 He will replace Alastair Andrew, who is retiring after 14 years at the Forth Road Bridge. The new post will replace Andrew's post of general manager & bridgemaster and Colford's previous post of depute general manager.

3 Colford is a chartered civil engineer and has been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1982.

4 After graduation, he worked for the Babtie Group in Glasgow in the design office and then on sites both in the UK and overseas, on a variety of industrial and highway projects.

5 He returned to the design office with Strathclyde Regional Council in 1986 and was involved in the design of bridges on the M80, M74 and M77 motorways in Glasgow. He was also involved with planning the maintenance of large steel bridges.

6 Colford joined the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board (now Forth Estuary Transport Authority) as depute general manager in 1996.

Going places

- Balfour Beatty Ireland has appointed John Keaveney as managing director. Previously general manager, he took over from Eamon Corcoran who has retired. Prior to this role he was technical and operations manager for a concession company which was responsible for Ireland's first PPP road contract. He has also worked on a variety projects during his career including the construction of the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork.

- Julian Garratt has been appointed as business development director for Parsons Brinckerhoff's Europe and Africa region. Garrett joins having spent 25 years working for major contracting companies within the nuclear, rail and infrastructure industries. He trained as a mechanical engineer and has worked on a variety of large-scale projects, including the West Coast Main Line and more recently the National Grid Sub-Station Alliances.

- Richard Adams has been appointed as the managing director of Balfour Beatty Rail Projects. He will be integrating business activities, both within the UK and internationally. Adam's previous position was managing director of the London Underground Services business of Balfour Beatty Rail

- Parsons Brinckerhoff's has appointed Gavin Young as managing director for South Africa. His appointment follows the retirement of Andrew Pringle. Before joining the firm, Young was managing director for chemicals company Johnson Matthey. He will take up his post this month, based in Johannesburg.

- Finning Group UK has appointed Jim Gray to head of safety, health, environment and quality. In his role he will lead improvement programmes across all lines of business. Gray joins from the Environment Agency were he was responsible for regulatory policies and modernising the way the Agency regulates business.

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