Our team

LM’s joint venture team has brought together a highly talented group to deliver the complex enabling works programme for HS2’s phase one across the West Midlands.

From our offices in the heart of Birmingham, the integrated team has established a strong rapport and ethos, and is dedicated to creating innovative design, manufacturing and engineering solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.

Our leadership team is led by: 

Simon Russell, Laing O’Rourke

Simon Russell is a highly regarded project director with Laing O’Rourke, and project director for LM.  He has considerable major infrastructure project delivery, and heavy civil engineering experience in the UK, and joined LM from Laing O’Rourke’s Crossrail Station Project at Tottenham Court Road, where he was Project Director. He graduated from Birmingham University in 1995 and has worked in major project delivery throughout his career to date. 

Rob Gray, Murphy

Rob Gray is a project director for J Murphy & Sons Ltd, and deputy project director for LM. He has almost 30 years of engineering and commercial experience, and most recently has been leading several major rail renewal and upgrade infrastructure projects in the UK. He has extensive management experience in health and safety, environmental and quality management, and is a key member of corporate culture, competency and mentoring programmes.