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Costain Appoints Nathan Marsh as Chief Digital Officer


Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has appointed Nathan Marsh as chief digital officer and a member of its Executive board.

Nathan will lead the accelerated implementation of Costain’s commercial digital strategy, with responsibility for the delivery of Group-wide digital services enhancing the solutions to our clients. Nathan will also represent Costain on key strategic industry groups ensuring we continue to shape the future of digital infrastructure.

Commenting on the appointment, Alex Vaughan, CEO said,

“Ensuring that every service we offer is digitally optimised, and that we offer our clients new solutions founded on the application of digital technology is core to our new Leading Edge strategy which is why we have appointed our first chief digital officer. Nathan’s key industry relationships and experience of enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical nature infrastructure will ensure Costain shapes the future adoption of digital solutions and supports our clients in the implementation of this transition.”

Nathan Marsh, chief digital officer, added,

“I am incredibly excited at becoming Costain’s first ever CDO. Our sector is undergoing a wholesale digital transformation and it’s fantastic to see progressive industry leaders like Costain invest in and prioritise digital. I’m looking forward to helping our people and our clients leverage the full benefits of digital connectivity, designing, building and operating infrastructure for the future.”

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience working in digital transformation with a particular focus on planning and enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical national infrastructure.  Nathan is experienced in leading client and consulting teams to design and deliver programmes with new commercial structures, leveraging technology and new operating models across sectors including government, digital infrastructure, future mobility, defence, capital markets and strategic risk.  His career history includes working with at SNC Lavalin, McKinsey & Co, EY and AON and seven years as an army officer.

We wish Nathan every success in this new role.


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

Nathan is a self-proclaimed geek, having gained a degree in Natural Science via the Open University in Wales. In addition to his passion for science, he has a love for technology, nature, art and of course football!


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