Board appoint Mr John Pilkington as non-executive director
As Fortel continue to strive forward, grow and diversify the appointment of key
leaders is paramount and therefore we are pleased to welcome on board Mr John Pilkington
as non-executive director.
John has 40 years experience working with Government delivering social infrastructure
projects using private funding; he now provides strategic advice to a range of clients,
particularly in relation to sustaining effective public private partnership relationships.
He chaired the CBI’s Working Group on Procurement and PFI, for three years.
Trained as a structural engineer, John worked for twenty years with Ove Arup, the
international consultants, leading commercial development teams in many countries
around the world. In the early ‘90s, John moved to Tarmac, and then Carillion, where
he was Development Director on a number of large PFI projects in the health, education,
and defence sectors. Later, at Amey, John was Managing Director of the Investments
business, and was involved in the early design of the Building Schools for the Future
programme whilst on a secondment to the DFES. He then led the Strategic Development
Unit at Amey, seeking opportunities in new sectors to support an aggressive growth
programme for Amey’s new Spanish owners, Ferrovial.
With his strong and varied developmental background we look forward to a progressive
year at Fortel.