Mark Wood joins Barhale after four years as programme director at Keltbray. Previously, he held senior positions at TXM Plant and at Balfour Beatty where he spent 22 years of his career.

Wood will take overall responsibility for developing Barhale’s portfolio of work in Yorkshire and the north-east across transport, energy, water and the built environment. He will also lead and support the delivery of projects for Yorkshire Water. Under the AMP7 framework, Barhale works in joint venture with Enpure on complex civils for the clean and waste water network. Barhale is also appointed to Yorkshire Water’s minor civils framework.

Chief executive Martin Brown said Wood had the strong programme management and engineering skills that were a hallmark of Barhale.

“His appointment will ensure that we continue to grow our relationship with existing clients and support the delivery of our business plan targets and objectives for the region,” said Brown.

“Mark’s extensive civil engineering and rail infrastructure experience will also add depth to our senior team as we continue to grow our business and increase our presence across the region.”