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Costain appoints Richard Scott as Corporate Affairs Director

Richard Scott of Costain


22 March 2023


Richard Scott joins Costain on 27 March 2023 to lead external communications and corporate affairs.  

Richard joins Costain from First Group where he was Director of Corporate Affairs for the West Coast Partnership, which runs the Avanti West Coast train service as well as the ‘shadow operator’ for HS2. Richard was responsible for their internal and external communications, including public and government affairs. Richard also worked for Virgin Trains and Heathrow after starting his career as a journalist and spending 14 years with the BBC as a Financial and then Transport Correspondent.  

Alex Vaughan, chief executive officer at Costain said: “Richard brings a wealth of experience to Costain, with expertise right across the communications spectrum. We have fantastic people doing great work in truly innovative ways and I’m looking forward to working with Richard to tell our story.” 

Richard Scott commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Costain at what is a really exciting time. Costain’s innovative and sustainable solutions are more important than ever as the UK transitions to net zero, and the passion and expertise of the people at Costain shines through. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.”