Chief Operating Officer
Darren James was appointed as chief operating officer in May 2019. He previously held the position of managing director of the Infrastructure division since 2008. He initially joined as an industrial placement student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey, where he obtained a degree in civil engineering. He has held a number of positions in the Group. In his current role, Darren has profit and loss responsibility for the transportation and natural resources divisions. Additionally, he has Group-wide responsibility for Health, Safety and Environment. He is also a non-executive director of the Port of London Authority and a director of the Rail Industry Association.