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Kenneth Lau, regional managing director for Hyder Consulting East Asia, has resigned and will leave before the end of the year. Harvey Binnie will take over while the company searches for a permanent replacement. Binnie has worked on various major projects, including the Bosphorous and Erskine Bridges and the Emirates Towers.

Richard Deacon (M) has been appointed managing director of WS Atkins' new highways and transportation business that groups together its highway engineering, maintenance and operations, transport planning, transport systems and transport services businesses.

Card Geotechnics has expanded its northern operations with the appointment of Damien Newell (M) as area manager, based at its Leeds office.

David Pegg, a former infrastructure planning manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, has joined Mott MacDonald's Manchester transport planning team as specialist project manager to help expand the company's business in light rail and other transport infrastructure projects.

Franklin & Andrews has appointed Gil Howarth as group board director business development. Howarth's career previously included appointments as director of Major Projects Railtrack and managing director of Union Railways.

Gordon Page has been appointed as non-executive director of Amey. He is also chief executive and chairmandesignate of Cobham.

Midland Expressway has appointed Tom Fanning as managing director, responsible for overseeing the completion of the £485M construction of Britain's first tolled motorway, the M6.

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