Developer Kajima has appointed Nigel Skinner as project director to lead a planned expansion in the Irish market.
The company was recently awarded a £40m contract to develop a new primary and community care centre in Lisburn and alongside the hire, Kajima said it is seeking to “broadly increase its work across the Irish market”, with a focus on integrated primary and social care units and higher education facilities.
Skinner will be leading on new development activities across Ireland and has more than 35 years’ experience in public private investment and consultancy.
He has been involved in Irish market for over three decades and recently spent two years as an SPV general manager for the construction and operational rollout of 14 new Primary Care Centres throughout Ireland and five years as SPV project director for DBFO 1’s Westlink project in Belfast. He started his career with 15 years at major engineering consulting giant Atkins in the 1980s, including two years working on the new Foyle Port in Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland.
Kirk Taylor, Kajima’s head of development, said: “We are delighted that Nigel has joined the team. Ireland is an increasingly attractive market, with many exciting projects for us to bid for and having such a first-rate investment delivery professional leading our Irish operations will significantly enhance our prospects of success.”