Costain welcomes Gavin Stonard as water sector technical development director

Costain has appointed Gavin Stonard as their new water sector technical development director. Stonard brings a wealth of experience from 25 years in the water sector heading collaborative teams with some of Europe’s leading consulting engineering organisations and UK contractors.

According to Costain he will be integral to driving innovation and developing leading edge services for the water market as Costain works to deliver a positive impact for water customers, society, and the environment.

Water sector director Gerard Shore said: “I am delighted to welcome Gavin to Costain. Recognising the increasing environmental and affordability challenges to be addressed in the sector, Gavin’s role will further enhance our focus on shaping innovative, digitally enabled solutions for our water clients leveraging data insight and technical best practices.”

“Gavin has extensive experience in the water industry both in the UK and Europe. He can inspire and lead teams to create collaborative environments with partners and colleagues which makes him a great fit for our existing team and portfolio of projects.”

Commenting in the new role, Gavin said: “I believe in the purpose of improving people’s lives through what we do. Costain’s core business strength lies in long-term investment programmes and the water regulatory periods are a key part of that fabric. Working with clients to anticipate, identify and solve their challenges will require the full multi-disciplinary capability of Costain. By bringing that mix of services together, we can develop solutions fit for the future.”




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