September 21, 2014 12:23 PM ET

Construction and Engineering

Company Overview of John Laing plc

Company Overview

John Laing plc invests in and manages infrastructure assets for the public sector in the United Kingdom. It is involved in sourcing, bidding for, and winning greenfield infrastructure projects. The company has projects in various sectors, including various social infrastructure areas, such as healthcare, education, police and criminal justice, government and local authority accommodation, social housing, and defense, as well as transportation comprising roads, street lighting, highways maintenance, and rail; and environmental projects consisting of waste management and renewable energy. It also has operations in Continental Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific. The company was founded...

1 Kingsway

London,  WC2B 6AN

United Kingdom

Founded in 1848

215 Employees


44 20 7901 3200


44 20 7901 3520

Key Executives for John Laing plc

Chief Executive and Director
Group Finance Director and Executive Director
Age: 57
Executive Director of Primary Investment
Age: 55
Executive Director of Asset Management
Head of North America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

John Laing plc Key Developments

Royal North Shore Hospital Up For Sale

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LSE:RBS) puts Royal North Shore Hospital on the block. AMP Capital Investors Limited and John Laing Plc expressed their interest in Royal North Shore Hospital. Indicative bids are expected to be submitted in the next few weeks. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has been advising RBS over the past 12 months on options for divesting its debt and equity stakes in Royal North Shore Hospital.

John Laing Opens Office in New York City; Announces Executive Changes

John Laing announced that the company is strengthening its team in the US, whist opening an office in New York City. John Laing's new presence in the US underlines the company's strategy of international growth and builds on existing offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands as well as the UK. The company announced that the Anthony Phillips, currently Head of Asia Pacific for John Laing, is moving to New York in order to take on the role of Head of North America. Simultaneously, John Laing will also recruit locally based staff for the new office in order to address the growing number of opportunities in the many states that have passed Public Private Partnerships (PPP) legislation and are increasingly using PPP to deliver projects. Anthony Phillips will take over his new role in the summer from David Rushton, who has decided to move back to the UK and will join the John Laing headquarters in London. Anthony has been with John Laing for nine years and held senior positions in London and Singapore before taking responsibility for Asia Pacific. Justin Bailey, who has been with John Laing for over three years and has over 15 years' experience of the Australian PPP market, will become Head of Asia Pacific.

John Laing plc Announces Management Changes

John Laing plc announced the appointment of Olivier Brousse as Chief Executive. Olivier will succeed Adrian Ewer who told the Board in 2013 of his intention to retire. Olivier, who is relocating to London, becomes Chief Executive on 1 March 2014 with Adrian Ewer staying on for a period to ensure a smooth transition. Olivier will join John Laing from Saur Group, where he was until last week Executive Chairman.

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