UK-based civil engineering company Costain has appointed Paul Golby as its new chairman of the board.

Golby will replace David Allvey – who will step down from his role – on 5 May, 2016.

Golby is currently chairman of Nats Holdings and a non-executive director of National Grid.

Following an early career across various managerial roles at Dunlop Holdings, BTR and Clayhithe, Golby spent 13 years at E.ON UK, including nine as CEO.

Golby said, “Costain is a great British engineering success story with a strong heritage, outstanding brand and strong market positions. I look forward to playing a part in delivering further success as the group accelerates its growth agenda.”

James Morley, senior independent director, said, “We are delighted that Paul will be joining Costain. He will bring significant leadership credentials, experience and knowledge to the board at an exciting time in the group’s development."

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