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Costain appoints Sandra Johnson as Head of Public Affairs and Policy

News release

27 June 2022

Sandra brings considerable experience of UK government having spent 17 years working across a number of departments, including the Cabinet Office, Home Office, BEIS and HMRC. Over that time she has been instrumental in building relationships and strategic networks, both within and outside government, to support policy implementation.

Sandra will be joining us on 1st August 2022 from her current role as Head of OGD Engagement and Growth, Strategic Policy into Delivery Group within HMRC where she has successfully joined up the HMRC response to new policy measures from other government departments. Prior to that she was Head of Communication and Engagement for the Government Commercial Function, Cabinet Office, promoting policy and capability on key issues including Social Value, Procurement Rules Reform and the GCF response to Covid-19.

Louise Bryant, group communications and investor relations director said, “I am delighted that Sandra is joining our team. Her experience within government, and clear passion for social value, will support us in our vision to create the connected, sustainable infrastructure that helps people and the planet to thrive.”

Sandra Johnson said, “I believe all sectors need to work in partnership to support economic recovery and I am excited to be joining Costain at this time. I have committed my career to levelling up and social mobility and I am delighted to be joining a company that shares these values. I look forward to helping shape, create and deliver solutions that transform infrastructure and improve peoples’ lives.”