Kier Group has appointed Steve Davies as the new managing director of its facilities management arm.
Mr Davies joins the firm from Compass Group where he was managing director of its support services.
He is also chairman of the Building Futures Group and has previously worked with Serco, Reliance Facilities Management and has held “senior posts” in local government.
Mr Davies said: “It’s exciting to be joining Kier at such a transitional time for the group, with ambitious plans for growth set out in Vision2020.
Last summer, Kier chief executive Haydn Mursell set out a target of ‘double digit compound annual growth’ for the group between 2014 and 2020.
Mr Davies continued: “My headline objective for the facilities management business is to deliver part of that growth.
“We already boast some excellent existing contracts with major public and private sector clients, and I look forward to building our client base across both sectors.”
John Wilkinson, executive director of Kier Services, said of Mr Davies: “He has a wealth of experience in the facilities management sector and will be a driving force in helping us to deliver our growth plans.
“I’m looking forward to working with him.”