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Keegan Wins Institute Of Directors Award

17 September 2012

Costain Water Sector Director, Graham Keegan, has won the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) North West Chartered Director of The Year Award.

Graham will receive his award at Lancashire County Cricket Club on 27th September in front of 400 members and guests.  The IoD is a UK-based organisation with over 40,000 members which sets standards for company directors across the country.

Sponsored by Weightmans, the Awards will showcase the best of business in the North West and will include companies from both the public and private sector.

Graham attributed his award to participating in Costain’s ‘Board 5’ programme which aims to develop potential successors at the most senior level of the business.

Backed by Costain CEO Andrew Wyllie, Board 5 is the most senior phase of the Group’s integrated Talent Development Programme, which aims to develop the leadership capability of participants through a programme of raising self-awareness, coaching and developing board behaviour and, through gaining the IoD Certificate and Diploma programme, achieving Chartered Status with the IoD.

Graham is the first person from the Board 5 programme to achieve Chartered Director status.

Graham joined Costain in 2010 as Water Sector Director. Graham started out as a civil engineer with North West Water, which is now part of United Utilities. He moved into the process engineering side of the business and, following spells with Bechtel as a Global Water Marketing and Business Development Director, and 4D, where he was latterly Chief Operating Officer, he joined Costain from United Utilities where he was Business Development Director.

“I am delighted to have won this award from the IoD and I would like to thank all of my colleagues at Costain for helping me to hone my business skills. The Board 5 programme has been instrumental in my professional development and I look forward to building on this valuable experience in the future,” said Graham.