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Marsh becomes Costain’s first chief digital officer

6 October 2019 | By Neil Gerrard

Nathan Marsh has been appointed as Costain’s first-ever chief digital officer to lead the accelerated implementation of its commercial digital strategy.

Marsh, a former army officer who has previously worked for SNC Lavalin, McKinsey & Co, EY and AON, will also join Costain’s executive board.

Last year, then chief executive Andrew Wyllie said he wanted to transform Costain into the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. He pointed to rapid change in the deployment of technology by clients in the UK’s energy, water and transport infrastructure to increase network capacity and optimise performance, which he said was having a “profound effect” on the market.

Costain said Marsh was experienced in leading client and consulting teams to design and deliver programmes with new commercial structures, using technology and new operating models across sectors including government, digital infrastructure, future mobility, defence, capital markets and strategic risk.

Costain CEO Alex Vaughan said: “Ensuring that every service we offer is digitally optimised, and that we offer our clients new solutions founded on the application of digital technology is core to our new Leading Edge strategy which is why we have appointed our first chief digital officer. Nathan’s key industry relationships and experience of enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical nature infrastructure will ensure Costain shapes the future adoption of digital solutions and supports our clients in the implementation of this transition.”

Marsh added: “I am incredibly excited at becoming Costain’s first ever CDO. Our sector is undergoing a wholesale digital transformation and it's fantastic to see progressive industry leaders like Costain invest in and prioritise digital. I'm looking forward to helping our people and our clients leverage the full benefits of digital connectivity, designing, building and operating infrastructure for the future.”