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27 March 2014 | Will Green
Crossrail procurement director Martin Rowark (pictured) has stepped down from the post he had held for more than four years.
Rowark decided to move on following the award of a £1.3 billion rolling stock and depot contract. Kevin Lloyd-Davies, currently procurement strategy manager at Crossrail, will become the new head of procurement.
During his time with Crossrail Rowark has overseen 150 key contracts and £11 billion of spend “on programme and within budget”.
Rowark, who has been on secondment to the Treasury in an advisory capacity, will continue in that role after leaving Crossrail in April. Prior to joining the project he worked on the London 2012 Olympics.
Crossrail said “managing and engaging the supply chain has been a centrepiece of Martin's work and the meet-the-buyer events, roadshows and supply chain mapping of the Crossrail pound are increasingly being adopted as best practice across the public sector”.
Martin Buck, Crossrail commercial director, said: “Under Martin’s leadership Crossrail has successfully procured some of the largest value contracts in recent UK construction history, creating major employment opportunities and supporting economic growth. In doing so we have developed a reputation for being an industry leader in procurement.”