John Laing Group appoints Robert Newton as a Director within its Portfolio & Risk Management team

Robert Newton

John Laing Group has appointed Robert Newton as a Director within its Portfolio & Risk Management team. He will report to Scott Springett, who leads the Portfolio & Risk Management team.

Robert joins John Laing from Singapore Sports Hub, a 35-hectare sports and entertainment facility developed under a public-private partnership (PPP), where he is an Independent Director, having previously served as the hub’s Chief Transformation Officer and Board Director.

Prior to this, Robert was a Director in the Asset Management team at InfraRed Capital Partners, where he had Board-level responsibility for a range of PPP assets in the health, education, road, rail and court sectors.

Robert was previously Managing Director at Brookfield Services and Wiltshier FM, two-UK based facilities management businesses focused on the PPP sector, as well as Managing Director of Hyder Consulting, Thailand, an engineering consultancy. Robert began his career at Skanska Construction.

Ben Loomes, Chief Executive of John Laing Group, commented:

“We are delighted that Robert is joining the John Laing team as we further strengthen our capabilities. Robert brings over 40 years of experience in the design, construction, operation and asset management of major UK and international infrastructure assets.”