Graham Sant, the former head of Capita’s infrastructure business, has joined BWB Consulting’s Manchester office as an executive director.
Sant has now started work with the engineering consultancy, which is part of the Spanish-owned rail systems giant CAF Group. His remit with the business is to strengthen the firm’s national reputation and capability in the delivery of major infrastructure and regeneration projects.
Over a 30-year career, projects he has worked on include spells managing and delivering major schemes including the Mersey Gateway bridge, and work for clients including HS2, Network Rail and Highways England, along with the Mecca-Medina high-speed rail project in Saudi Arabia.
He also has extensive experience working with major utility companies, the Environment Agency, central and local government and place-based partnerships across the UK.
Sant said: “BWB is an incredibly entrepreneurial business and it’s a real pleasure for me to join a team which has the culture and the agility to think innovatively, act responsively and get things done for clients. It has immense technical expertise but is also a really agile organisation.
“These are challenging times, but we can see some real opportunities to lever BWB’s expertise in new markets. Infrastructure is a huge priority for the North West, and everyone will be really keen to help Transport for the North deliver on its vision of better transport corridors driving a better functioning economy across the whole of the region.”
Sant will work from the firm’s Portland Street office, but with a national brief.