Savills has appointed an Operations Director to support the growth of its projects and infrastructure business across the UK.

Jessica Arrowsmith, based in Savills Edinburgh office, joins from Edinburgh Airport where she led the change management programme for the operations team managing the coordination, input, and development of its five-year plan and masterplan. She also has experience working in the infrastructure sector including utilities and construction.

Jessica is a Masters educated chartered project manager who has spent five years working within aviation industry roles, ranging from a construction project and portfolio management to overseeing capital investment programmes associated with operational delivery.

Commenting on her new appointment Jessica said: “I gain immense satisfaction and a real sense of achievement from leading and supporting teams to deliver successful outcomes for clients. Infrastructure is the bedrock to the success of the UK’s future economic growth and I’m really looking forward to working with Savills Infrastructure and Projects team to further develop its capability in the sector”.

Director Savills Infrastructure and Projects, Guy Russell, commented: “Delivery of rural infrastructure and projects is critical for the UK. We are supporting clients with a number of significant energy transmission and green energy projects across the UK, recently bolstered by our placement on National Grid’s Land Consents framework. Jessica’s impressive track record in operational and change management will be a huge asset in supporting our team.”