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Costain announces new Energy Sector Director

2 August 2023

Costain has made a key appointment in its Energy Department. Laura Hughes will join the business on 2 August, leading the team as Energy Sector Director.

A Chemical Engineer by degree, Laura started her career with Shell before taking international commercial roles with Tullow Oil and operational leadership roles with Cuadrilla. Most recently, Laura has been leading Fugro’s UK ground engineering business  Laura is a Fellow of the IChemE and the Energy Institute. She is also a non-Executive Director of The Welding Institute.  She bring to Costain extensive experience across the energy sector, with a focus on creativity and collaborative leadership.

Sam White, MD of Costain’s natural resources division, said,        I’m delighted that Laura is joining our energy team. She has a wealth of experience right across the energy space, and will have a pivotal role as we continue to expand in the energy sector.

Laura commented,It’s great to be joining Costain at such a critical time for the Energy Sector.  The challenges that we are presented with require creativity, collaboration and tenacity.  Costain has all of those attributes in abundance, so I am very excited to be joining the team to grow the energy business and secure our position as one of the UK’s leading energy transition companies.”


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