New Technology Specialist Joins Costain

22 March 2012

Costain Energy & Process has appointed Dr Bryony Livesey as Manager, Research and Technology, to identify and develop new commercial opportunities for the Company based on the implementation of new technology.

Bryony, who is a Chartered Engineer with a First Class Honours degree from Manchester University and a PhD from Cambridge University, will initially focus on the Power, Nuclear Process and Hydrocarbons & Chemicals sectors.

She joins Costain from Doosan Babcock where she established their Global R&D Centre for clean energy, managing a team of over 100 technical multi-discipline staff. Under her leadership the number of patents held by the Company trebled in two years.

Bryony had previously worked for AEA Technology, leading technology and innovation in senior management roles both in the UK and internationally, including Europe, Japan, US and South Africa. She was President of a joint venture between AEA Technology and Sumitomo Corporation based in Japan. In this role, she led the development of joint UK-Japan projects across a wide range of industry sectors, working with R&D organisations and academic institutions from across UK, Europe and North America.

Charles Sweeney, Managing Director of Costain’s Energy & Process division said: “We are delighted that Bryony has joined Costain’s Front End Solutions team. This is a key appointment as we continue to enhance the strength and depth of technical skills and capability within Costain.”