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New hires for V&A firm

Dickson and Keillor take up new roles at BAM

Bruce DicksonDouglas KeillorBruce Dickson has been appointed regional director for BAM Construction in Scotland, succeeding Douglas Keillor who has stepped up to executive director of BAM Construct UK.

Mr Dickson graduated from Edinburgh University in 1988 and worked for the major projects division of an international contractor prior to joining BAM in 1992 as a project surveyor.

He held various roles in the business before becoming the commercial director for Scotland in 2009.

He is a member of the Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group and currently chairs their procurement implementation group consulting with Scottish Government on the implementation of the procurement review white paper. He has been a guest lecturer at the University Of Edinburgh School Of Architecture since 2008 and sits on the board of the Scottish Contractors Group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Mr Dickson and Mr Keillor take up their positions today. Mr Dickson, who became regional director in 2013 and has 28 years’ service with the company, has been instrumental in spearheading a number of high profile projects including the V&A Museum Dundee, and the new Imaging Centre of Excellence at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

In his position as a board member, Mr Keillor will be joint managing director of BAM Construction with particular responsibility for the construction divisions in Scotland, the west country and the south east of England. He will also lead on health and safety.

Graham Cash, chief executive of BAM Construct UK, said: “Douglas and Bruce are both highly skilled leaders and have the experience, energy and focus the business requires particularly as the industry faces new challenges ahead. It’s an exciting time for BAM in Scotland as we look forward to the completion of the V&A Dundee in 2018, among other projects.”

The board of BAM Construct UK now comprises Mr Cash, James Wimpenny and Mr Keillor.

BAM Construct UK has 17 offices and engages in property development, design, services engineering, construction and facilities management services.

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