Bill Addington, formerly with the SGS Group and Ove Arup & Partners, has set up a geotechnical consulting firm, TechSol, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Christopher Chantler (M), Mike Lloyd, Doug McCloud and Sam Daykin join Stanford Management Consultancy to boost permanent way quality management services.
Andrew Friend, former associate director at Macquarie Bank, joins Laing Investments as managing director.
Ian Miller (M) joins the board of engineering IT consultant Ewan Associates. He has led the establishment of the firm's geographic information systems division and manages its Cirencester office.
Steven St John joins contractor Ringway Group as general manager group services, responsible for marketing and quality. He joins from Colas.
Defence Estates, the MoD's property arm, has launched a recruitment drive for project managers this week, in an effort to introduce prime contracting into defence procurement. It is looking for project managers with construction experience, although bearing in mind that prime contracting has its roots in manufacturing, managers will also be considered from outside the industry. DE is also seeking new estates managers to push forward its programme of property disposals.
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