VolkerWessels UK appoints new Head of Human Resources

Andrew Edge has been appointed as the new head of human resources (HR) for VolkerWessels UK. Andrew will be working with the individual businesses across the group and each of their dedicated HR teams in order to provide support and guidance on all HR matters.

Andrew has a total of 28 years experience working in HR and seven years experience in the construction industry. Andrew has joined VolkerWessels UK from The Apollo Group where he was human resources director. He also worked for Lend Lease leading their HR Shared Service Centre, supporting Europe, Middle East and Africa. Andrew also has extensive experience working as a freelance HR consultant.

Andrew said: "I'm delighted to be given this opportunity, as there are many exciting challenges ahead. I intend to help VolkerWessels UK deliver its business objectives by ensuring that we attract, develop and retain the best people. I will be working with the HR teams across the group and ensuring we maximise value from a recent investment in new systems."

Alan Robertson, chief executive of VolkerWessels UK also commented on the recent appointment: "Andrew's wealth of experience will undoubtedly be invaluable to VolkerWessels UK. Our staff are our most important asset, so employee and career development are high on our agenda. To continue as leaders in our field we need to recruit the best skills from the industry and add to our in-house skills through training and development. I wish Andrew every success and am pleased to welcome him to VolkerWessels UK."