Laing O’Rourke appoints Adrian Spragg as Group Head of Digital

Laing O’Rourke has appointed Adrian Spragg as Group Head of Digital, as it continues to invest in core capabilities to accelerate its transformation, become the sector’s recognised leader for innovation and excellence and deliver certainty for clients.

Adrian joins the company from Accenture, where he was Managing Director for its UK Aerospace and Defence business. Before that he was Maritime Sector Leader for PwC and earlier in his career led the design team for a nuclear submarine programme with BAE Systems. He has a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from UCL and an MBA from the University of Bath.

Group Technical Director, Andrew Wolstenholme, to whom Adrian will report, said: “Adrian is an experienced leader of digital transformation in complex capital programmes, bringing more than 25 years’ experience - predominantly in the aerospace, defence and maritime sectors – to Laing O’Rourke. I am delighted he has chosen to join us and look forward to working with him.”

In his new role, Adrian will be responsible for ensuring the company’s digital strategy is fully implemented across every aspect of its operations, and with its supply chain, design and delivery partners. He will lead the digitisation of all of the firm’s workplaces, including its UK manufacturing facilities and projects, and will focus on continuing to improve business processes to drive customer value and make all work as efficient, easy, safe and sustainable as possible.

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“I am delighted to be joining Laing O’Rourke, at what is an extremely exciting time for the business and the construction sector. Digital will become even more important in construction delivery and I am excited to be joining a company with a long history of innovation and the opportunities for more productive, safer and sustainable buildings and infrastructure.”

Adrian Spragg Head of Digital, Europe