Michael C. Putnam

Oxford, England

Director since: 2024

Independent Director

Mr. Putnam is a Corporate Director. Mr. Putnam spent his executive career across the full spectrum of construction and underground foundations, tunnelling and mining. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska UK PLC from 2009 to 2017, having held various board and non-executive positions prior to that during his 22 years with Skanska, a leading project development and construction group active in Europe and the United States. Following his retirement from Skanska in 2017, Mr. Putnam moved into a portfolio non-executive career and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Arcadis NV, a global design, engineering and management consulting company based in Amsterdam, and as a non-executive director of Network Rail, an infrastructure delivery company owned by the UK Government (including as a director of Transpennine Route Upgrade rail infrastructure Programme Board), Bazalgette Tunnel Limited (Thames Tideway Tunnel), an infrastructure program in London, UK, and Southern Water Utility Company, a private utility company operating in the UK.  He also acted as a specialist advisor to the Acceleration Unit of the Department for Transport (UK) from 2020 – 2023 and the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee in 2018.

Mr. Putnam holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the UK.

Mr. Putnam is a member of the Audit Committee and the Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee.