Systra has appointed Andrew McNaughton as its new chief operating officer. He succeeds Frederic Delorme, who joined French National Railways (SNCF) as head of security in January this year.
McNaughton (52) has spent much of his career with Balfour Beatty, leading Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering between 2007 and 2009, and becoming chief operating officer of the group in 2009 and then chief executive in 2013/14. He joins Systra from Tidal Lagoon Power, where he was director of engineering and construction.
Systra says the appointment of McNaughton signals its commitment to international expansion.