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Ex-BDP boss joins contracting giant

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The former chief executive of BDP, Europe's largest architectural firm, is to join contracting giant Laing O'Rourke as the head of its new innovation team.

Roy Adams will take up the role of executive director for the company's Radical Innovation Group (RIG), a collection of strategy teams responsible for incorporating best practice into the organisation.

Adams will oversee Laing O'Rourke teams looking at sustainability, design and delivery, health and safety, humanresource development, business development and business delivery processes.

During 10 years as chief executive of BDP, Adams oversaw more than 800 staff across 10 offices and a fee income of £61 million per year.

Adams said: 'Ray O'Rourke and his team have a real passion for building that is palpable.

There is a sense of determination, expertise and ambition that is inspiring.'

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